Tentoria by Sorin Banu
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An army of bionic humans made up as a last ditch solution to establish peace will turn against humanity.
In the 22nd century, mankind enters into a new world war to produce the first generation of Tentorians. Cyborgs with functioning bodies and human intelligence, they are the first genuine success in the artificial improvement. In time, the Tentorians come officially to be a nation, showing more and more their true nature: blood and power-thirsty, human-bodied machines. Thus, in the 25th century, the great powers made up their minds to hunt them down all over the world and have them isolated inside a region called TENTORIA.
A Tentorian nation that will bear consequences on the past.
The action moves back in time 500 years, to the year 2024 and to a planet Earth consisting but of a piece of land surrounded by one single large ocean, and a population of 12 million people ruled by a secret organization. Cole is a 27-year-old young man leading a happy life in this peculiar world. As the story unfolds, he realizes the reality of his existence at break-neck speed on the edge of survival.
“Are you ready to forget the future?”
JUNE 9, 2024
“Mankind has made great strides in goods manufacturing,” the Governor of the Island pontificated.
Acclamations lifted the roof of the congress hall. Cameras were busy rendering his likeness and millions had their eyes glued to him in their homes.
“We are enjoying them to the fullest and lead a happy life in the company of our families and our loved ones on the only spot of land in the middle of a vast ocean surrounding the Earth—this blessed land hemmed in by such a wealth of water. We are blessed!”
Again, applause heaved while the fine upholstery of the boxes and birch wood exquisitely covering the walls did nothing to dampen them.
The Governor lowered the excitement in his voice. “But then again, everything is grounded in strict rules. Humankind must be conscious of the limits it cannot surpass and must firmly abide by the Constitutional Governance Code.”
There was a mystical ring to his words as they fell upon a completely silenced hall. The spotlights yielded him a unique aura and, although his stature was hardly imposing, he was perceived as towering higher than the uppermost row of the massive amphitheater. From the top row, he appeared a mere nebulous blot on the cream background of the stage. Yet, one was able to perceive the authority of his lips as he spoke, the prominent cheekbones that had never been slapped by human hands, and the commanding spark in his aging, honorable eyes. All were riveted to him, unable to move.
“Failure to comply is not an option.” He scrutinized the gathering. “By upholding the limits we are showing respect for ourselves, our families, our friends; respect for humankind… but, most of all, we are showing respect for this Island. We become part of it, part of the cycle of life that was given to us. We are showing respect for the planet!”
There was another thundering peal of applause. The Governor raised his hand and a deep silence fell almost at once, as if the people present knew they were being followed or that someone up there might look favorably upon their show of compliance to the supreme authority.
Sorin Banu published his first book in May 2016, the dystopian novel “Tentoria”. He has graduated in Economics and his professional career has been in the IT consulting. He was born in Bucharest and currently lives in Brussels. He is passionate about metaphysics and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality etc., areas that have undoubtedly inspired him in his first book.