Arkadia, one of four space stations orbiting Jupiter, was to be a haven for all who fought the corrupt systems of Earth, where both humans and Artificial Intelligences could be happy and free. But which will prove more powerful: freedom or happiness?
Don Sakers is the author of the Scattered Worlds Mosaic series. He’s explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen Miranda’s ghost to Space Station 3, and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario. His book review column appears in Analog.