The Dark Forward

I’ve taken my first plunge into Kindlespace.  My Marrion stories, which appeared in Analog, have been collected into a novella available on Kindle, under the name The Dark Forward.  I’ve written an afterword, and also revised the third story in the trilogy after I decided the end could be improved.

Genetically engineered children is now a subgenre in SF.  But these stories are unique in developing the idea of an engineered trait with a moral aim.  The Marrion children are not engineered to be smarter or to be sleepless or to have any other trait of — shall we say — obvious commercial benefit. They are engineered to care more about the future.  My conceit is that this would be a very important, and perhaps even very dangerous, trait.

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