When her mother loses her job, a naturally-born scientist has to compete against her genetically engineered friend to achieve her dream and secure a job on the first habitable space colony.
Apotheosis, at its core, is a story of resilience: a young, naturally born, intelligent woman with the odds stacked against her overcomes her competition: genetically engineered übermenschen, not only to get her dream job, but to lift her family into better living conditions. Its story is one that we find becoming more frequent: a story of classism and the unfairness of life. Good sci-fi often explores of our own societal struggles. Coming from a generation that has already faced two financial crises in our young lives, this class divide is becoming more apparent to us. Selene’s story is a reflection of many who, through their strength of will, overcome the incredible odds against them. I am no stranger to that. During my undergrad I was diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. A mental health condition that nearly destroyed me. Through perseverance, I was able to get it under control and finish my undergrad. Even at our lowest points, we must remember we will overcome.