Weird Tales About The End by E. W. Farnsworth
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 1.1 Mb
E. W. Farnsworth’s Weird Tales About THE END follows the adventures of the Galactic Edgemaster Manny Farstar, the intrepid space detective left alone to fight for justice in the universe after the spaceship Arcturus voyaged beyond the edge of the universe. The tales in this volume effectively form the fourth volume of Farnsworth’s science fiction stories, of which DarkFire: Tales of the Apocalypse, DarkFire Continuum and DarkFire: The Story of Nitrous Belle are the predecessors. Forester’s first act in this collection is to sacrifice 3Maggie, his beloved learner Artificial Intelligence in an attempt to assassinate figures in the corrupt imperial court. Subsequent stories document Farstar’s recovery through skeins of guilt and self-recrimination as he trains his AI’s replacement and positions himself to reverse the monstrous evil trends that threaten the universe’s existence. A subtle thread throughout these stories is the growing sense in the reader that if the Edgemaster does not achieve success, the Arcturus will not have a place to which it can return at the end of its voyage.