More Than Human is set in a world where people can augment themselves and be virtually anything they want. Dancers get longer, stronger legs, athletes have enhanced muscles, and starshipmen can interface directly with AI computers. What starts out as something that everyone longs to do (augmentation) to better themselves is ripped apart when the Pure Light wins Earth’s government. They’re motto is “keep humans human”. They declare all augmented humans illegal. If you are augmented 20% no one will hire you; 30% and you are no longer a human and need a sponsor; 50% and you become a thing belonging to the government with a computer chip in your brain to ensure absolute obedience.
What happens though if you’ve been in space for the last five years and before that on the colony world of Eidolon? Turns out that the moment you dock every 50% (which is basically the entire crew) will be chipped and forced to serve the government. This is where one of our heroes, Adrian, comes in. He’s a 20% and is only able to find work with the dreaded government that he hates. His latest assignment is to smooth the way for the Gilgamesh’s (spaceship) crew and have them hand over the ship and their freedom. He’s not prepared for the ship’s AI specialist Jason, or just how much the heat between them affects Adrian. Jason on the other hand, is instantly attracted to Adrian, but realizes there’s more than meets the eye to this government official and the situation on Earth.