This is the first short story collection in seven years from multiple award-winning author Ian Watson, who worked for a year with Stanley Kubrick writing the screen story to the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and wrote the very first Warhammer 40K novels. This volume gathers together ten uncollected stories previously published between 2016 and 2023 in Asimov’s, Analog, and elsewhere, along with a brand new novella - one of four tales set in a near future shaped by The Chinese Time Machine.
The Chinese Time Machine
1st Trip: Brave New World, by Oscar Wilde
2nd Trip: The Kidnap of Fibonacci
3rd Trip: The Emperor’s New Wallpaper
4th Trip: Sherlock Holmes and the Butterfly Effect (with Cristina Macía)
When the Aliens Stop to Bottle
Heinrich Himmler in the Barcelona Hallucination Cell