Stepping Stone / Love Machine: Crosstown to Oblivion

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Stepping Stone / Love Machine: Crosstown to Oblivion

by Walter Mosley

Tom Doherty Associates | January 28, 2014 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. "Stepping Stone" and "Love Machine "are but two of six fragments in the "Crosstown to Oblivion" short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers?

"Stepping Stone"

Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by-and waiting for something he can't quite put into words. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A woman nobody else can see.

Soon Truman's quiet life begins to turn upside-down. An old lover surfaces from his past even as he finds his job in jeopardy. Strange visions haunt his days and nights, until he begins to doubt his sanity. Is he losing his mind, or is he on the brink of a startling revelation that will change his life forever-and transform the nature of humanity?

"Love Machine"

The Datascriber was supposed to merely allow individuals to share sensory experiences via a neurological link, but its true potential is even more revolutionary. The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the "Love Machine" can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co-Mind that transcends race, gender, species . . . and even death itself.

Tricked into joining the Co-Mind, as part of a master plan to take over the world, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities. Is there any way back to the life that was stolen from her, or is she destined to lead humanity into a strange new era, despite the opposition of forces both human and otherwise?

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.3 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765367998

ISBN - 13: 9780765367990

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Stepping Stone / Love Machine: Crosstown to Oblivion

by Walter Mosley

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.3 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765367998

ISBN - 13: 9780765367990

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ONE     “S IT DOWN, MS. KIM, ” Dr. Marchant Lewis said. Lois frowned slightly and then lowered herself into the chair he indicated. Lewis was clad in a crisp white doctor’s smock that was at least two sizes too small for his great girth. Small plastic buttons strained to hold the garment across his belly. In the spaces between Lois could see the black T-shirt he wore. When the big man looked down on Lois she shuddered inwardly. Marchant smiled. “Don’t be nervous,” he said. “It doesn’t hurt.” With some effort, he walked around the table and took the seat across from her. As he wedged himself in a button popped off and struck Lois on the cheek. “Oh,” she cried, half rising from her chair. “Sit down, Lois,” he commanded in that rumbling low voice. Lois regained her self-control and sat back. On the table between them sat a sleek, silvery box about the size of the multimedia player that Lois had bought just that week. In the center of the glittering box was a red rectangular button, that was half the size of a matchbook and lit from underneath. Marchant depressed the button with a thick finger and two square plates shot out from either side, one for Marchant and the other for Lois. Each plate had a shallow, hand-shaped depression covering the most part of its surface area. Marchant smiled and placed a mitt on his template. He indicated with a glance and a hand gesture that she should do the sa
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Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. "Stepping Stone" and "Love Machine "are but two of six fragments in the "Crosstown to Oblivion" short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers?

"Stepping Stone"

Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by-and waiting for something he can't quite put into words. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A woman nobody else can see.

Soon Truman's quiet life begins to turn upside-down. An old lover surfaces from his past even as he finds his job in jeopardy. Strange visions haunt his days and nights, until he begins to doubt his sanity. Is he losing his mind, or is he on the brink of a startling revelation that will change his life forever-and transform the nature of humanity?

"Love Machine"

The Datascriber was supposed to merely allow individuals to share sensory experiences via a neurological link, but its true potential is even more revolutionary. The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the "Love Machine" can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co-Mind that transcends race, gender, species . . . and even death itself.

Tricked into joining the Co-Mind, as part of a master plan to take over the world, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities. Is there any way back to the life that was stolen from her, or is she destined to lead humanity into a strange new era, despite the opposition of forces both human and otherwise?

About the Author

Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.
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