in EPUB format, also available for Kindle or in PDF

Please read the legal notice included in this e-book and/or check the copyright status in your country.

The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before, during, and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series of novelettes and novellas, all published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in the period 2001 to 2004.

The first three stories follow the character of "venture altruist" Manfred Macx starting in the early 21st Century, the second three stories follow his… (more)

Comments (6 comments) Sign in to post a comment

o1sound .
o1sound .
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:03:47 +0200

I agree it gets insane at the end but that's kind of the point. If this were a film adaption, I would likely eat more lobster.

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:40:47 +0100

I really enjoyed this story! Couldn't put it down, didn't want it to end.

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 2005

Word count: 145,376 words (≈ about 10 hours)


License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (cc by-nc-nd)

Lists (5 lists)

Creative Commons Science-Fiction

Many science-fiction writers are releasing part of their works under a Creative Commons license. If you'd like to discover new writers, and you're...

Hugo Awards & Nominees

The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after...


Cyberpunk is a science fiction genre noted for its focus on "high tech and low life". It is also a musical subgenre of metal. The name is derived from...

Look for similar items  





icon Add to a list

Favorites (69)


Downloads (64,368)