From publisher blurb:
You Wouldn’t Download a New Personality, Would You?
Every day, technology becomes more and more integrated into our daily lives. The average spacefarer depends on computers not just to navigate their star ships, but to stay in touch with the wider world, to cook and clean, and even to maintain the atmosphere they need to breathe. The particularly tech-savvy integrate technology into their very bodies in the form of exocortexes and cybernetic augmentations.
But what if, instead of this technology being a tool that we use for our own ends, it was the other way around? What if a computer intelligence could upload itself into a living creature’s brain, reformatting and taking control bit by bit, until the original personality was completely buried beneath layers of subroutines and standardized programming? Whether as a freak accident, an experiment gone wrong, or a terrifying accident, the AI host corruption explores the possibilities of a machine intelligence asserting control over flesh and blood.