Still Light is an episodic tale that spans centuries, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2507. Each story is set five years apart, with the idea of steadily and carefully tracing the evolution of technological, social, and political structures that arise as humanity develops.
This volume covers the first 50 years, as transhumanity becomes dominant, the first AI are born, and the first posthuman is created. It is the story of Mia, Feng, and Zhukov, the developer, genius, and soldier, as they rise through the ranks of Abraxas, the hidden rulers of the world. As they do, they create the first true AI and posthuman, as well as new political structures. From there, it charts the life of Zǔ, the posthuman born of their actions.