Dr. Molly Nonnar, and her philanthropist husband Hank, are entering the twilight of their life. When they are offered to be the first human subjects in an experimental fountain-of-youth process that will clean away their genetic imperfections and allow them to live a second life in a superior form, they jump at the chance. But the process is flawed, and the result are two versions of the couple, both flawed in their own ways, and somehow dependent on each other.
What are the consequences of experimenting with human DNA? Are the physically-deformed, but mentally advanced duplicates a better version of the couple? Who are the true Nonnars? What are the secret motivations of the scientist leading the process and of his mysterious sister, for whom the process was designed?
Ezra Claytan Daniels creates complex and unsettling science fiction with Upgrade Soul, which can be read both in print or as a reactive comic on iPad and iPhone. Ezra’s slow and patient story telling, which jumps around in time and perspective is stunning, and will keep you guessing and thinking throughout the story.