The evening before they were forced to travel to the dangerous planet known as Agukas, a terrible thing had happened that would forever change their lives. Clay ended up becoming a different man, a new thing.
History of the Brahmana
Earth: Territory 7, district 15.
Clay was almost home when he saw it. The altered falcon swooped down from the grey sky. Besides in holo-mags, he had never seen an alter. Owning bioengineered animals was normal, but you had to have a permit to own an altered bird.
He watched the falcon soar into traffic, dodging flying cars, soaring under, over, and around them. It landed on the shoulder of a man in black. A honk startled him. He hadnt noticed that he stopped in the middle of the street. He waved sorry to the thin man inside the hover-car.
Strolling along the sidewalk, he glanced back at the man in black. The man stroked the bird on his shoulder. And did it say something? He couldn