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Prepare to be spellbound as I introduce you to a literary masterpiece that transcends time and space — "Future Dreams and Nightmares" by the brilliant Donald Firesmith. This extraordinary collection of 14 science fiction tales will transport you into worlds of dreams and nightmares, and I am thrilled to give it a resounding five-star review!
If you crave the kind of mind-bending storytelling that made "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits" legendary, then this book is a must-read for you. Donald Firesmith's imagination knows no bounds as he weaves intricate narratives that challenge the very fabric of reality. Each story is a portal to a different dimension, where the boundaries of science, ethics, and morality are put to the test.
"Futures Dreams and Nightmares" is a mesmerizing collection that showcases Donald Firesmith's mastery of speculative fiction. With every turn of the page, you'll find yourself immersed in a new and captivating world. Firesmith's storytelling prowess is unparalleled, drawing you in with gripping plots, well-developed characters, and thought-provoking themes.
From an oligarch's deathbed confession to a time traveler's quest to undo humanity's extinction, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat, pondering the limitless possibilities of the universe. Firesmith seamlessly blends cutting-edge science with profound human dilemmas, leaving readers both awestruck and contemplative.
Are you ready to embark on a journey that will challenge your perceptions of the future? I wholeheartedly recommend "Future Dreams and Nightmares" to all science fiction aficionados, dreamers, and seekers of intellectual thrills. This book is a treasure trove of creativity, imagination, and intellectual stimulation.
Don't miss out on the chance to explore the realms of the unknown. Grab your copy of "Future Dreams and Nightmares" by Donald Firesmith, and let your mind soar through the corridors of possibility. Dive into the depths of science fiction's finest storytelling today!
Multi-award-winning speculative fiction author Donald Firesmith brings you 14 science fiction gems that will teleport you into futures of dreams and nightmares. If you enjoyed episodes of the TV series The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, then this book is for you.
An oligarch’s deathbed confession leads to one last crime. A woman’s multiple resurrections point to a serial killer. A man’s latest upgrade completes his physical transformation. A successful operation unexpectedly violates a neurosurgeon’s Hippocratic oath. A man must deal with the unintended consequences of jumping between timelines to fight terrorists. A lonely spacer’s visit to an alien brothel turns out to be exactly what he needed. An exobiologist studies an alien species’ strange reproductive biology. A successful medical procedure without informed consent has deadly consequences. Government-approved history lessons hide a forbidden truth. A man uses a time machine to undo his one great regret. Time travel is used to undo humanity's extinction. A system tester goes behind his management’s back to ask a god a question. Scientists ask a master artificial intelligence how to stop and undo the climate crisis. An exceptionally powerful storm threatens the survival of climate refugees living in a former, underground salt mine.
Donald Firesmith is a multi-award-winning author of speculative fiction including science fiction (alien invasion), fantasy (magical wands), and modern urban paranormal novels. Prior to retiring to devote himself full-time to his novels, Donald Firesmith earned an international reputation as a distinguished engineer, authoring seven system and software engineering books based on his 40+ years spent developing large, complex software-intensive systems. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, and varying numbers of dogs and cats.