There’s just so much to ponder in this story about an astrologer who mistakenly predicted his own death.
First, the sad, sad fact that people still believe in this abominable junk. Sigh.
Then, that the police stationed constables at the man’s home to make sure he didn’t commit suicide in order to make his prediction stick.
And finally, the dry notice to close the story that “in the past, crowds have beaten up astrologers when their predicted demise failed to occur.”
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.