The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
What if the apocalypse doesn’t arrive with four horsemen and a hail of frogs? What if it slips in sideways, unnoticed on the back of a billion bad decisions? What if it has started already?
Astrobiologist Dr. LeeCee Schofield should be ecstatic when she finds evidence of a new species deep below the Antarctic ice. Instead, as her research progresses, she has to decide whether she is losing her mind or uncovering impossible truths. And losing her mind might be simpler as her discoveries are terrifying: Not only are we not alone in the cosmos, we are not alone in our own bodies. The alien other we have looked for is not out there but in us, and resembles nothing so much as the “soul.” And it is dying, suffering a kind of colony collapse that threatens to take our humanity with it.