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Broken Mirror - stories from around the corner [Kindle Edition]

Daniel LaFavers

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Book Description

10 Short stories - Total size 33,000 words. No DRM.

This collection of science-based short stories examines the social and technological trends from a world just around the corner from ours.

== The Stories ==

When Blake learns that he has Early Alzheimer’s he downloads his mind into the Net and donates his body for research. However, his body sees things differently.

In Custody Of Love, we see how custody battles don't have to always be winner take all.

Cody And The Slave shows us what can happen when a unique approach to the prison system, selling inmates as short-term slaves, lets any one of us be the warden of one, and the master of darkness.

The Head Hotel lets us consider taking our network usage to the next level. Once you can jack in and can feed your brain all sorts of digital candy, do you even need your body anymore? Especially when you've contracted the latest wet-ware virus?

In The People's Arena, we see that satisfying the public's blood thirst for revenge with televised game-show-style executions only leaves them wanting more. Whatever happens, just keep the cameras rolling!

What if we stopped fighting the War On Drugs? In Getting High, we see that a policy of decriminalization disrupts more than the local street trade, but gets in the way all the way up.

Golf is still just a game, right? Not for some! As we see in The Great Game Of Golf, you must honor the gods of golf. You must play true to live true.

A Family Affair shows us that some social issues are simply not solvable until technology catches up with the complexity of our world. When a woman's right to choose includes carrying the placenta and baby of another woman, one social issue takes on a very different form.

Red Light Richie thought it was a dream come true. For a young shy virgin, a phone call from an out-going stranger with an email video was too good to pass up, but after a brief encounter with his mystery woman Richie finds himself snared into a web of internet intrigue and political passions.

What if you could live forever like Bob The Vampire? The world would be your playground, but all the time in the world can be lonely at times - and rewarding.

These stories feature the touching and troubling truths that lie just around the corner in a world much like ours. Assembled specifically for the Kindle, these light science fiction tales look beyond mere technology and stare right into the heart of a society living in complex times.

== About the author ==

Daniel is a professional computer programmer and is a part time writer. His website has been in continuous operation since 1995, back when web blogs were called web-zines.

Product Details

  • File Size: 344 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Arrenkyle Press; 1 edition (March 28, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003EEN2UE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,937,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Daniel LaFavers was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1964. After a childhood of bikes, baseball, and make-believe, Daniel continued his childhood into his adult years, where he made short films, played in a country band, and flew airplanes. His childhood continues as a husband, professional computer programmer, and writer. His collection of short stories, "Broken Mirror" is his first Kindle offering. Daniel lives in Michigan with his wife, Melissa. You can contact Daniel at his email:, and visit his website at


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