The Mother Code

Carole Stivers
SF Stivers

Kai is born in America's desert Southwest. His only companion his robotic Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and intuition of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. As children like him come of age, their Mothers transform, too—in ways that were never predicted. When others decide that the machines who raised the children must be destroyed, Kai must fight to save the only parent he has ever known.


AI Possible Futures

  • Klara and the Sun


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Foe


  • Sea of Rust


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • House of Suns


  • Autonomous


  • Emergent Properties


  • Excession


  • The Mother Code