Never Laura

Ewgeniya Lyras

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470381


Publication date: 19 June 2023

Rights: World



‘I’d try anything that promised to free me from the prison of my body and its memories.’

A mysterious suicide pandemic sweeps the world, leaving nations reeling, pointing fingers. Losing her parents to the tragedy as a child, Laura makes a failed attempt to take her own life, and suffers at the hands of those cast as her protectors. Fourteen years later, still trying to escape her pain, she meets a powerful entrepreneur whose groundbreaking technology offers the ultimate freedom – a soul-flight. Tempted by the promise, she strikes a deal that will change her life for ever.

Laura soon discovers that the soul-flight is not quite what it seems, and she is no longer in control of her mind, the confines of her body and the outside world starting to blur. To regain control of herself, Laura must travel into dimensions previously inaccessible and uncover a past she never knew she had. A powerful, thought-provoking tale set in a world transformed by technology, Never Laura is a startling work in which the dance between humanity and artificial intelligence challenges the very essence of who we are.

‘Extraordinary… Should be a cyberpunk classic. Explores every emotional possibility of a post-corporeal reality.’
— Iain Hood

Ewgeniya Lyras

Born in Belarus, Ewgeniya Lyras gained a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Prague, Czech Republic, and studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She ran a fashion brand, before moving to video production. Presently, she splits her time between Prague and California, where she writes and works as a video producer and editor.