By Paul Di Filippo
Frank Lazorg's long gone mad! The dean of the delusion paintings illustrators has reached his finish: his artistic powers have abandoned him.
Then a wierd new drug grants to reinvigorate him, either as guy and artist. however the substance quickly ends up in insanity, plunging Frank right into a international inhabited by means of large parodies of humanity. but this new measurement has its personal delights, as Frank quickly discovers while he meets the feminine alien referred to as Crutchsump!
A technology fiction experience of brain and physique. AFTER THE cave in: tales FROM GREENHOUSE EARTH, via Paul Di Filippo. From the swarming redoubts of the polar areas, the place humanity huddles from the savage warmth of Greenhouse Earth, to the dusty refugee camps of a shattered the US, listed below are six riveting stories of existence through the hard-luck instances of a post-holocaust planet.
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19 A few days later the Chief rang, telling him to be more on his guard, and not to come to the office or go out for the time being, unless he had to. Puzzled, Viktor kept the receiver to his ear for a minute’s worth of short beeps. What had happened, he wondered, still hearing the calm, self-assured, professorial voice of the Chief. He shrugged. He couldn’t take it seriously, that call. But his morning acquired, unaided, two profitless hours. He spent a long time shaving, and ironing, for no good reason, a shirt he had no intention of wearing.
Misha came to a halt at the edge of their quilt. “Perhaps he’d like a cognac,” quipped Sergey. “Come on, Misha,” called Viktor, patting the quilt. Misha stepped awkwardly onto it and looked from one to the other of them. Reaching once more into his rucksack, Sergey produced a towel and wrapped it around him. “So he doesn’t catch cold,” he explained. Misha stood in his towel for five minutes or so, then threw it off. Hearing footsteps, Viktor turned. It was the owner of the nearest hole. ” asked Sergey.
At last the meal was ready. Host and guest downed a cognac before addressing themselves to the fish. “Bony,” said Viktor, as if apologizing on the fishes’ behalf. “Not to worry,” said the militiaman shaking his head. “Everything has its price … The bonier the fish, the better the flavour. I remember I once tried whale. That’s fish too, of course! No bones, but no flavour either …” They helped the fish down with cognac, watching whirling snowflakes lit by the dim light of other people’s windows.
After the Collapse by Paul Di Filippo