A disruptive algorithm takes over the modern world, leaving people to die in slumlands.

Her mind and body shattered by her trauma, Samanta applies for a spot in a questionable safe haven: the MallFam project. She steps onto the mall bus, lets the project-leading Luddite cult mount a metal collar around her neck, and leaves the Slumland behind. She’s finally safe from the AI-ruined world…

…but not from herself.