The Preserve – The Back Jacket
Four huge Preserves encage the remnants of humanity. The robots built them to save their creators from extinction. But now the whole program is forgotten after so many centuries.
Inside Europa–1, a young man needs to know why the barrier exists. Once this harvest is complete he will lead a team from all five villages on the grandest quest his people have ever attempted. They will breach the massive wall.
It’s an audacious plan. For many the barrier is a protector, although no one really knows why it’s there. They don’t even know if another side exists.
Even in the long-ignored Preserves, grand quests get noticed. Two AI’s monitor these events closely. Although it goes against the most important rule of the Preserve system, they will allow the humans to proceed.
After all, its the perfect opportunity to advance a grand project of their own.