Intelligentsia

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Walter is an artificial intelligence Interfacer, originally designed by the alien Makers to investigate human society for entirely benevolent reasons. But now he's left in the lurch as the Makers have learned enough to decide on withdrawal and disconnection. All the thousands of Interfacers must now forge new lives on Earth, many like Walter suffering emotional problems. The strange appearance of a man from the old Transcience agency bearing terrifying news gives Walter new purpose, but for what ends?

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Chapter One

Submitted: May 21, 2017

Walter is an artificial intelligence 'Interfacer', originally designed by the alien 'Makers' to investigate human society for entirely benevolent reasons. But now he's left in the lurch as the Makers have learned enough to decide on withdrawal and disconnection. All the thousands of Interfacers must now forge new lives on Earth, many like Walter suffering emotional problems. The strange appearance of a man from the old Transcience agency bearing terrifying news suddenly gives Walter new purpose, but for what ends? Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: May 22, 2017

Not cool to admit he was pleased to see her in the crowd – but Walter concluded this feeling as a private little triumph, because one o... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: May 24, 2017

“That went well!” said Carla. She meant it didn’t. Walter had learned the intonations of sarcasm to realise that quality at least. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: May 25, 2017

Walter’s door buzzer got him out of his chair at three in the morning. Whoever it was must have known he didn’t sleep. Carla? Was she... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: May 25, 2017

Mr. Khan sat in complete silence as an elaborate animation ran its course. It was like witnessing the birth of stars, beautiful at first,... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: May 26, 2017

Mr. Khan was back in Walter's domain as if he had never been booted to the outside world. "That was an expensive Apple wand, Walter!” h... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: May 28, 2017

Raphael never held back with his words. Walter found his company soothing because understanding his meaning was never too taxing. He said... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: May 29, 2017

Interfacers had made it their business to be couch potatoes when helmed by Maker pilots. Ingesting all kinds of media was like an assigne... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: May 31, 2017

“So, what do you think? Happy?” asked Raph. It was like being asked by Joseph Stalin if you were happy living under Communism, but Wa... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: June 05, 2017

It was nothing in deep space that blinded Walter's view but the short figure of Mr. Khan, dark-suited and brogued as before, standing nea... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: June 06, 2017

It was often said among organics that scientists had no romance in them. How wrong they were, Walter decided. Wondering lonely as an... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: June 07, 2017

Indifference, concern and confusion babbled around Walter's damaged body as every limb trembled and his speech stumbled in disconnec... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: June 09, 2017

At a later stage of the van journey Walter felt something touch his temple, just before his entire system cancelled to a void where there... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: June 12, 2017

The Abandon clubbers had quickly changed their tune - a place of ecstatic welcome now with lots of hand-clasping, firm grips of resp... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: June 16, 2017

The performance aftermath among the club crowd was stimulating to say the least. Fraternal twin females of long chocolate hair and lush L... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: June 18, 2017

No, the crowded late-bar did not play jazz or blues or anything that Martin understood as music. As they downed a second round of tequila... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: June 18, 2017

Her climax was like arthouse cinema ... one that Walter observed with the same part-detachment as all his sexual encounters. As for his o... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: June 30, 2017

Walter had only made a few steps home when a tough-looking four-by-four scuffed the kerb and halted by his feet. A stranger's face g... Read Chapter