The Residuum Trilogy

 re·sid·u·um |rəˈzijəwəmnoun 

1. (technical) a substance or thing that remains or is left behind, in particular, a chemical residue.
2. (sociology) a class of society that is unemployed and without privileges or opportunities.


Set in a not-so-distant future, The Residuum Trilogy explores the misuse of genetic engineering over a hundred year span and the consequences of a society self-directing human evolution. These stories evoke shades of a time when we adopted a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through selective reproduction (better living through better genetics) — the eugenics movement of the 1920s that started in the United Kingdom, spread to the United States, and was ultimately taken to an extreme in Nazi Germany. Man can often be his own worst enemy, especially when well-meaning medical innovation aggravates the symptoms of social illnesses because the underlying causes go ignored for generations.