Imagine where the science of synthetic biology could lead.

Now imagine you live in a safe haven. A place where every act, every thought you have, is protected by the rules. A place where the Keepers of the Rules maintain a serene lifestyle, for the good of all. A place where you are kept ignorant of the existence of monsters.


This place is not safe for you.

This is Outer Shell Engineer, Rhys Buchanan’s position. Isolated by choice, knowing his job description involves an underlying inevitability of an early, agonising death, he is beyond resentment.

There is only one free choice remaining.

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