As a child, Angela Mathers was the victim of a top-secret experimental program that implanted neural chips in children to correct disorders and enhance intelligence. Shunned by society, she, and others like her were locked away in camps.
Now an adult Luman, she is both brilliant and calculating. Her quest for redemption brings her to D.C. where she works to get a government bill that would free the Lumans passed into law.
Isabella Dodge works for Control, the agency tasked with tracking and imprisoning the remaining Lumans. But Isabella has one secret. She’s a Solo—an undocumented Luman who fled the camps years ago.
When their paths cross, an innocent touch sparks something in both women. But is it love, or simply their neural programming? When Control finds out Isabella is a Solo and captures her, Angela finds her answer—she will risk everything to save Isabella, even her own freedom.
FROM THE AUTHOR
"You never know when an idea for a book will come looking for you. I worked as a researcher for a technology company some years ago, and one of my areas of interest was artificial intelligence (AI). However, I learned that AI developments did not consider those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Thinking about that lack of inclusion, I created a tale about a dystopian society that fears two women who fall in love. They don't fear the why; they fear the what. These women were implanted with neural chips, and the unenhanced people of their society assumed that brain technology made them a form of AI. So, that's how my book Unusual Minds got its start."
The Lesbian Review
The writing itself is beautiful. The use of language is emotive and the descriptions are vivid. The story is unique and interesting and I believe that lovers of science fiction will probably adore this book.
Di B. - Overall, I found the book enjoyable, intense, and compelling. I really couldn’t put it down and found that the ending came too soon.
Della B. - …As a debut novelist, Tracie Hollis is distinguishing herself as a distinctive voice in women loving women novels. Her descriptive voice offers us a lush use of language that paints with a masterful hand.