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Dragons of the Night: Postscripts 36/37

postscripts3637Don’t know how I missed this, but The Dragons of the Night, volume 36/37 of PS Publishing’s Postscripts series, is out! In gorgeous hardback (as always!) and LOOK! My name is there on the cover! ūüėģ

This volume contains my story, ‘Surfacing’ — perhaps one of the saddest I’ve written (IMHO). By way of introducing this piece, I wrote this little blurb:

The idea for this story sparked while I was listening to Sean Williams give an hour-long talk about matter transmitters, in which he discussed some of the moral and philosophical implications of being ‚Äėbeamed up‚Äô ‚ÄĒ fascinating concepts that far surpassed anything I‚Äôd ever thought of while watching Star Trek. While ‚ÄėSurfacing‚Äô is, ultimately, not a matter transmitter story, it explores some of problems this form of transport highlights: what happens to the ‚Äėreal us‚Äô when people dematerialise? What is lost each time we come apart? What remains?

The full ToC for latest bumper Postscripts anthology is as follows:
  • Robert Freeman Wexler¬† Darkness, and Darkness
  • James Cooper¬† S.K.
  • Allen Ashley¬† A Reverie of Time
  • Robert Guffey The Wedding Photographer
  • Andrew Jury¬† Machinists
  • John Grant¬† The Second Runner
  • Lisa L. Hannett¬† Surfacing
  • Robert Reed¬† In Passing
  • Darrell Schweitzer¬† The Dragons of the Night
  • Robert Edric¬† Last Post
  • James Cooper¬† Texas
  • John Gribbin¬† Untanglement: The Leaving of the Quantum Cats
  • Paul Di Filippo¬† Karen Coxswain, or, Death as She is Truly Lived
  • Keith Brooke¬† Rewrites
  • John Grant¬† Everything Finishes
  • Andrew Hook¬† The Day My Heart Stood Still
  • Gary Fry¬† Madam, I‚Äôm Adam
  • Cate Gardner¬† In the Macabre Theatre of Nightshade Place
  • Stephen Bacon¬† Happy Sands
  • Scott Edelman¬† The Man Without the Blue Balloon and the Woman Who Had Smiles Only for Him
  • Bruce Golden¬† Bless√©d
  • Darrell Schweitzer¬†¬† The Hutchison Boy
  • Brian Aldiss¬† Abundances Above
  • Lavie Tidhar¬† The Beachcomber
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