The Becomer

by David Michael Miller

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“[The Becomer] effectively challenges everything we may think we know about identity, self-awareness, interconnection, and isolation. This is a stunning short story/novella that makes the reader really sit up, take notice, and ask questions about the perception of reality and life.” —Grant Leishman (Readers’ Favorite®)

“David Michael Miller truly is a fine writer!” —Sig Gissler (former administrator of the Pulitzer Prize)

Ever wish you could be someone else? Ever wish you could be everyone else?

In his brilliant literary debut, David Michael Miller explores themes of identity, isolation, interconnection, and self-transcendence through the story of X. X begins the same as anyone else: an innocent infant, whose future is rife with uncertainty and possibility. But as X progresses, he is forced to confront the inescapability of his individuality with a deep-seated dream of becoming someone else.

From a baby to a boy, a world to a universe — THE BECOMER chronicles the numerous transformations of X as he journeys from being no one to becoming everyone. Equal parts science-fiction, cultural commentary, philosophical excursion, and spiritual examination, THE BECOMER is both a thought-provoking and enjoyable read.

Miller plunges us into an alternative 21st-century world, at once familiar and strange. A world where emerging technologies offer unimaginable and awe-inspiring possibilities, giving way to an examination of the limits of self-knowledge, the differences that make us unique, and the human essence that binds us all.

Who is X? X is both every one and no one. X is definable by its indefinability. Consistent in its inconsistency. Constant in its becoming. X is You. And Me. And Him. And Her. And Zir. And on, and on, and…

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