The Indie Book of the Day for 17th of January, 2014!
“Memes of Loss and Devotion” is an anthology of fifteen speculative short stories examining the human condition, our possible futures, our challenges as a species and our failings as sentient, supposedly intelligent beings.
Journey to a far future where all human minds are connected not only to each other but also to benevolent Artificial Intelligences. Technology may have changed, but the human condition has not, and neither has the human heart.
A not so random encounter in a hotel bar triggers unforeseen consequences, but just who is the hunter and who is the prey? If you thought that romance in the early 21st century is a minefield, just add advanced technology and see how much more dangerous it can get.
Can love survive death? What happens when devotion unexpectedly returns from beyond the grave? A doomed love triangle is destined to end in disaster in a haunting story of passion that can never be reciprocated.
What if men were obsolete? What if new technology meant that the human race could continue without them? How far would you go to prevent this?
Finally, a gun-toting, resourceful hero will get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the entire planet, probably…
In this collection you will also witness a little girl arguing colonization morals with an elderly alien, while another girl will be ‘fixed’ by time travelling angels. An astronaut will be rescued (eventually) while another never will be. A deadly connection will be made. A private investigator will lose important parts of his memory on a distant moon. A future colonist never get his girl. A time machine will be abused. An alien observer will be lost, and a sister’s sister will find her true home.
Just where might technology take us if we are not mindful of the unintentional consequences? What will we get? The future we want, or the future we deserve?
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- File Size: 1904 KB
- Print Length: 221 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492875023
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FJZWK0O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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