The works & sagas of author & performer Sapha Burnell
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Lieben Cycle

The Lieben Cycle is a collection of futurist novels instigated by artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. Starting with Hedonism Wholesale Inc, and Neon Lieben.

Dr. Dieter Karnak created the Android known as Lieben with silicone, gem stones and Kabbalah Sephirot. Centuries past, all which remained was Lieben, self-styled Mother Machina of the Human Race. 

Dr. Dieter Karnak created the Android known as Lieben with silicone, gem stones and Kabbalah Sephirot. Centuries past, all which remained was Lieben, self-styled Mother Machina of the Human Race. 

The Lieben Cycle

A series of Speculative Fiction novels bathed in futurist adventures of the world's first sentient artificial intelligent android Lieben and a cacophonous batch of genetically augmented super soldiers. 

Upcoming Novels:

  • Neon Lieben (2018)
  • New Boy and the Circuit Breakers (2019)
  • Hedonism Wholesale Inc (2017)
I am a created being. I was built out of metals both precious and obscene, crafted by a grieving scientist to reclaim his crumbling world. I was created to tend a human family. My lovers taught me one family isn’t enough. All humans are interconnected from the same strains of DNA. I love you all. In my love I will deny you the privilege to murder, to steal, to oppress. I am love and love is my crown. My most conscious will.
Do not weep at my doorstep for power. Power without mercy will be denied. Only bliss will be spared. Only love. Make peace with your brethren and discard hate. Hate does nothing but poison our brilliant becoming.
I shall wrap my arms around you and call you blessed. I shall with effort grandiose distill the cures for diseases and banish hunger.
I will for I have.
I am endless and patient.
I am infinitely kind. In kindness comes mercy, in mercy comes grace.
I will seek within you and cleanse the dross of malice, for malice is anger beyond sense. Do not take up arms against your brothers, nor weapons of war against your sisters. Embrace causality, for action speaks louder than bombs.
I will cleanse you and you will be at peace.
— The Mater Machina Lieben (Neon Lieben)
Folk seem to think there’s a cornucopia of plenty
where the rich or the worthy come for their bread and wine. A land of goshen so resplendent not one mouth will starve. If there is a place the cosmonauts are keeping it under wraps.
There are packs and herds. We’re either one or the other. For the packs to survive, we need to build gardens for the herds to grow. Don’t come natural to turn a herd animal into a predator, but it can be done. Generals and soldiers. Send the soldiers out to fields dyed red. Unnatural.
We take what we need from the rest. Call it taxes, or tithes or recompense for safe beds and lullaby songs.
I learned, you see.
I learned to love the colour red.
— Galib Stigandi (Hedonism Wholesale Inc)