The Rubber Glove Theory of the Universe and Other Diversions
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These stories are a series of small commando forays into the global bureaucracy of the future, a private look inside the mind of an ancient king, a quick but hopefully cogent explanation of how the universe really works and a field exercise in practical magic.
You will get a chance to poke around in the future courtesy of a convenient motel room, die in several very unpleasant ways, and hopefully feel your heart break. You will visit life after death here, encounter voodoo criminals and maybe fall in love with a machine. These are the smiling reflected faces in shop windows that you have always wanted to know more about, and some of the dreams that you had trouble remembering after you woke up.
These stories are not exactly science fiction, and not exactly fantasy. They are just how the ideas came out once I started to think about them.