Four science fiction tales of the future and one of the ancient past. A total of 22,000 unforgettable words.
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Shy amateur historian Randy Sullivan, age 23 and unhappy with his life, is approached by his double from a parallel Los Angeles, a bombastic physicist and inventor who calls himself "Sully." Together they step out of this reality and visit versions of Earth stranger than Randy has ever imagined... and those so eerily close as to be just out of…
Remember Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence? It simply won't tell you if your robot has a soul. You will have to answer that question on your own... and you'd better get it right.
TO MY DEAREST APHRODITE
The Great Library of Alexandria, 246 BC. To save the greatest city in the world, the Library's astronomer must solve a very unusual crime.
FAREWELL TO ARMS
A biologically enhanced assassin finds that his weapons are useless against a beautiful young woman who works in a shoe store.
WISE AS SERPENTS
When humans discovered the alien pavo civilization, they found them to be invisible savage killers. But there is still a chance for peace. Or is there?
MIDGIGOROO AND THE SINGULARITY
Futurists anxiously await the Singularity – the moment when superhuman intelligence makes the future impossible to predict. But how will others react to it? An Australian Aborigine, say?