by Robert Lambert Jones III
A mixture of science fiction, mythology, and social commentary, Alias Adam is ultimately a love story on multiple levels. A young man with four biological parents is a virtual outcast in a culture which assigns identity based on categories of appearance into which he does not fit. A young woman has been assaulted throughout her life, and each of her assailants has died within one hour of attacking her. After meeting, they yearn for the impossibility of a normal life, but an odd sense of ethics stands in their way. Will they ever be able to attain the security they desire?
We live among monsters. Some are invisible, agitating that lower part of ourselves to distort the ways in which we think. Others move in human guise but remain unaware of their strings and the hidden fingers which pull them. Then there are those t...
Chapter 1 – Conceptions
There were two. Each came into being under different circumstances during the same year, one in a dish and the other in the normal way, one among many and the other by itself. One of the embryos was created both deliberately...