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The Dark Forward
     

The Dark Forward

by Craig Delancey
 
The transgenic children of the secret Marrion Experiment were designed to have a single special trait: to care about the far future as much as normal people care about the next hour. The experiment succeeded -- and in the process created the most dangerous human beings who ever lived.

The Dark Forward collects together, for the first time in one place, the

Overview

The transgenic children of the secret Marrion Experiment were designed to have a single special trait: to care about the far future as much as normal people care about the next hour. The experiment succeeded -- and in the process created the most dangerous human beings who ever lived.

The Dark Forward collects together, for the first time in one place, the trilogy of controversial stories that first appeared separately in the leading science fiction magazine, Analog Science Fiction: "Amor Vincit Omnia," "Amabit Sapiens," and "Ecce Signum." Together they form a complete novella of wonder and warning.

Special to this edition are a new ending to the series, and also an afterward by the author.

Novella. 30,000 words.

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Lois Tilton
"It is primarily a story of scientific ethics, centered around the question: Just because we can do it, should we? The spectre of Murphy and the Law of Unintended Consequences hover over the narrative, and we see how the plotters, for all their altruistic intentions, have used people and harmed them to further their greater good--which may well result in greater evil. Happily, the author makes us think about all these things instead of lecturing us on what to think. Recommended."
Internet Review of Science Fiction - Lois Tilton
"It is primarily a story of scientific ethics, centered around the question: Just because we can do it, should we? The spectre of Murphy and the Law of Unintended Consequences hover over the narrative, and we see how the plotters, for all their altruistic intentions, have used people and harmed them to further their greater good—which may well result in greater evil. Happily, the author makes us think about all these things instead of lecturing us on what to think. Recommended."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014700092
Publisher:
496 \ Perfect Number Press
Publication date:
05/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
385 KB

Meet the Author

Craig DeLancey has published dozens of science fiction stories, in places like Analog, Nature Physics, Shimmer, Cosmos, and elsewhere. He won the 2011 Anlab reader's choice award for short fiction. He is also a playwright, and his plays have had staged readings and performances in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, and in other cities.

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