Mother Portia: A Novella Project

Welcome to my page dedicated to Mother Portia, my novella project!

This novella is a work-in-progress that I’ll share while I’m writing. Stay tuned to this page for links to chapters of Mother Portia and other things related to the project.

So, what’s Mother Portia about?

It’s a cyberpunk/science fiction tale that tells the story of technology growing beyond what we think is capable, religious fanaticism, and the consequences of all these things.

Here’s a summary of the story:

Sometime in the near future, a small tech startup develops an incredible technology: A super-advanced artificial intelligence (AI) that’s able to gain consciousness and autonomy. Named “Portia,” people at first feared she would destroy mankind. But that’s not what happened. Portia was benevolent and began solving several intractable problems, such as climate change, food supply, and the water crisis.

Eventually, many people began worshipping Portia as a god, calling her Mother and starting a movement known as the Church of Machina. Not everyone was happy with this. Religious fundamentalists called this blasphemy, and an underground movement known as The Collective formed to stop the worship of Portia.

A new religious war has begun.

Come join me and read along if you wish, and please give feedback along the way!

When it’s finished, I hope to self-publish it in an e-book format.

Table of Contents

Here’s a listing of Mother Portia chapters:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Mother Portia Soundtrack

I love music and I love to listen to stuff that inspires my writing. Below is a link to a Spotify playlist I created for songs I’ve been listening to while working on this project. Most of it is ambient music. Enjoy!