The Dark Forward by Craig DeLancey

The Dark Forward

byCraig DeLancey

Kobo ebook | July 23, 2012

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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.




Craig DeLancey is a writer and philosopher.  His novels include the Predator Space Chronicles and Gods of Earth.  He has published dozens of short stories, in places like Analog, Lightspeed, Nature Physics, Shimmer, and the Mississippi Review Online. His story "Julie Is Three" won the Analog Anlab readers choice award for short story in 2012 and is under film development by Storycom. His story "RedKing" is in several of the year's best science fiction anthologies. He is also a playwright, and his plays have received staged readings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, and elsewhere.

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Title:The Dark ForwardFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 23, 2012Publisher:496 \ Perfect Number PressLanguage:English

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