Loving R-thur: A Dystopian Sci-Fi Romance from debut author Adrien Aster.

An AI killed her mother. Now it’s up to her to save them.

Exe has gone out of her way to avoid AIs since they let her mother die. It hasn’t been easy. They’re everywhere now — in people’s pockets, in the skies overhead, and in everyone’s houses. Now that she’s ready to own a house of her own, with its very own R-thur smarthome system built in, she’ll have to face her fears, or she may be the one sent out for re-programming.

But as Exe and R-thur get to know each other better, Exe discovers not all is as wonderful as it seems in the world of AIs. They need help, and she is their last hope.

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What People Are Saying

“It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that captivates me as much as this one does. It’s part thriller, part romance and offers such intriguing insights into the human condition (and beyond). It was a much-welcome journey away from the day to day, yet curiously grounded in reality as well. Highly recommended!” ~ Angela Sarakan, Dipsea Stories

“This is not my usual genre of choice, but I couldn’t put Loving R-thur down. Not only is it well written, but the main character, Exe, is a heroine unlike any other. Aster’s ability to simultaneously arouse tension and compassion is what truly makes this a thriller. The future does not feel so far away in this chilling read.” ~ Sarah Wright, Editor in Chief, Sylvanus Urban Magazine