seeker after knowledge in the Himalayas. An old man whose kind secretly runs the world. A historian with an unusual source of knowledge about things past. A very ... special child. These are the characters that come to life in the four short stories in this collection.
1. Thou art that. All of it.
Would you like to recall all your previous lives? You may end up remembering more than you can handle ...
2. Better Nature
For three hundred years we have ruled your world. All of you, the chimeras and the few genetically pure humans we keep around as a reference point. But how long can it last?
3. Former Selves
Yes, of course I thought I was going crazy when I first started hearing the voices. But they turned out to be quite useful.
Some children are forced to grow up quickly. For Charlie, milliseconds were enough.
With four 100-word flash fiction stories as a bonus.
About the Author
Michel Clasquin-Johnson is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Africa and was, until recently, the entire Buddhological establishment on the continent of Africa. He lives in Pretoria, South Africa with his wife, son and two motorcycles. Michel likes to think that he practices Buddhism (in his own way) as well as writing about it. The entire Buddhist world disagrees, but is too polite to say so. In his spare time, he writes what can loosely be called science fiction. Not a lot of science involved, and a fine disregard for the rules of fiction. He also writes application software, but only for utterly obscure and/or obsolete operating systems that are never going to lead to a payday. Let's hope he hangs on to his day job.