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Teacher God stepped a little closer, then bent forward and gazed over his pupil’s shoulder and down on the trial universe about to form under the transparent reality dome. Then he frowned, straightened, and said “No. That’s too many.”

Pupil God, a creative and eager-to-learn lad of about fifty or so trillion turned away from the dome under which he was constructing the first molecule, and looked up at his teacher, then turned back to the shiny, spinning construct hovering, quite...

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Overview

Teacher God stepped a little closer, then bent forward and gazed over his pupil’s shoulder and down on the trial universe about to form under the transparent reality dome. Then he frowned, straightened, and said “No. That’s too many.”

Pupil God, a creative and eager-to-learn lad of about fifty or so trillion turned away from the dome under which he was constructing the first molecule, and looked up at his teacher, then turned back to the shiny, spinning construct hovering, quite visible for its small size, in the sterile and shielded midair. He regarded it silently for some time, as if stalling or as if deciding how best to break some unpleasant news. Then he turned again and looked back up at Teacher God.

“Sir,” he began. “Gray’s Book on Universes is quite clear on this point. For expansive ramifications, which is what I’m aiming for here, Gray says eight, or even ten.”

“And your nucleus ratio?”

“Eight positives and two true neutrals.”

Teacher God, tall and ancient—give or take a few hundred trillion—drew himself even further erect, if that were possible, and re-frowned. “My Book on Universes does not hold that view,” he said.

“Yes, sir, I know. You recommend four electrons and a lighter kernel.”

“Yes I do. And you can take my word for this: you do not want more than four. Eight, in my experience, is to court disaster. It also makes for twice the gravity. Have you thought about that?”

Pupil God had thought about that, but gravity was not his main concern. Instead, he said, “Gray says four will make it too rigid, even prone to implosion.”

“I know what Gray says.”

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045073332
  • Publisher: Ulf Wolf
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 402,306
  • File size: 81 KB

Meet the Author

Ulf is a Swedish name that once meant Wolf. So, yes, Wolf Wolf, that’s me.

I was born Ulf Ronnquist one snowy night in late October, in one of those northern Swedish towns that are little more than a clearing in the forest.

Fast forward through twenty Swedish years, ten or so English ones, and another twenty-four in the US and you’ll find me in front of an immigrations officer conducting the final citizenship interview, at the end of which he asks me, “What name would you like on your passport?”

And here I recall what a friend had told me, that you can pick just about any name you want at this point, and I heard me say “Ulf Wolf.”

That’s how it happened. Scout’s honor.

Of course, I had been using Ulf Wolf as a pen name for some time before this interview, but I hadn’t really planned to adopt that as my official U.S. name. But I did.

I have written stories all my life. Initially in Swedish, but for the last twenty or so years in English. To date I have written six novels, four novellas and two scores of stories; along with many songs and poems.

My writing focus these days is on life’s important questions (in my view): Who are we? What are we doing here? And how do we break out of this prison?

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    Posted October 16, 2014

    Nim

    "I heard something. A tingling at the back of my brain."

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    Posted October 15, 2014

    Skylar

    She laughed as her friends shoved her into the strange place as her dare. Clicking on her flashlight, she saw a room with a bit of light in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Lab

    "Who are you?" A raspy voice sounded from one of the cages, and one of the figures stepped into the bluish light, wrapping unnaturally pale hands around the bars. He coughed, his dark hair slipping over his face. "What are you doing here?" His voice was rough, like he hadn't spoken in a long time.
    The other figure in the cage scooted away from the light, not making a sound and hoping to not be noticed.

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