A five-item sampler of strange and wonderful tales of fantasy and science fiction by Indiana author G. S. Hargrave, brought together by Black Griffin Books for the very first time. Inside you will find telepathic cats, robotic dogs, near future battlefields, dark Tibetan magic, genetic engineering, adventures in nanotechnology, the occasional haunting, and a cast of engaging and believable characters that will stay with you long after their final pages have been turned. Included are the following stories:
- Doctor Ramani's Children: A modern-day genius on a mission to permanently alter what it means to be human - whether anyone else likes it or not;
- BD-428: A soldier of the near future, whose survival depends on an ambulating piece of equipment that may have unexpectedly become sentient;
- The Jade Cicada: An entomologist, who follows the lowly object of his studies across an unseen boundary and finds himself in some decidedly unfamiliar territory;
- On Some Bright Stream: A particle physicist discovers that the price of understanding can sometimes be a quantum of pure horror;
- Bibliophiles: In which one of the strangest aspiring writers you're ever likely to meet crosses paths with a mysterious antiquarian book, and a sinister character that is even stranger.
About the Author
G. S. Hargrave does most of his writing in a northwest Indiana lake cottage. His earliest published fiction, all in the mystery genre, first appeared in the United States, Germany, and Japan over 25 years ago. You can still find some of that if you look for it, but it's not always easy. These days he has turned his attention to science fiction and fantasy. He especially likes the places where the two overlap. The author is also an artist and an improvisational guitarist. The paints are usually oils, and the strings are usually nylon.