Manifest Destiny
Written By and Cover Illustration By Rebecca O’Donnell

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!”
—Sir Walter Scott

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Manifest Destiny is a science fiction novel set in the future. Prostitution is legal. Money is openly worshiped as a religion. Children of the elite are grown in artificial hosts instead of their mother’s womb. Ultimate luxury hotels supply their clientele with AI sexbots created solely to fulfill every fantasy. Stupendous wealth is a moral imperative – not only to sustain, but grow, by any means necessary. Human life is disposable.

Dolly, Keisha, and Tanja are three human sex workers trying to make it in a world where living flesh is becoming obsolete. Sarcastic, bawdy, and completely loyal to each other, the women work the streets and cheap hotels every night while Kyle, their driver, keeps a protective eye over them.

One day, woken by one of her chronic nightmares, Dolly goes for a jog in an attempt to clear her head. Finding herself in an unknown area, she accidentally stumbles onto a terrible secret which soon puts all their lives in danger. Now they must run from a ruthless, unstoppable enemy who has eyes and ears everywhere.