This title includes two short data drops (stories): Transcendental Error (3500 words) and Something About Her Face (3900 words).
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The archives of The Numbered Entity Project have opened in this membrane of existence for the very first time. Inside the, at once both infinitesimal and infinity-spanning, data stores wait the tales of rogues, outcasts and 'others.' Those whose time was numbered but refused to 'know their place.' Those who tried, for better or worse, to change their respective worlds of swords and magic, steam and musket, or nanotechnology. The Project records all, in tribute to Time and Space.
We start with two short tales.
The first is of Rechi City, the City of Steam. An anomaly in a world governed by Artificial Intelligence. General Mastroon, locked away for leading victorious Luddite armies against the worshippers of binary demons, awaits execution. But that nagging sensation in his mind stirs him into a madness of revelation that will change the City of Steam forever.
The second tale is of an outcast, an Imperfect Off-Grid, a man on the edges of a society which prizes social networks, image and art. Aimless except for the urge to protest at his predicament, he seeks to give his life meaning the only way an Off-Grid can, by hurting those responsible for keeping him down. But instead of going out on a wave of destruction he becomes an epitome of creativity.