"The best damned short story I ever read." -Detective Rick Deckard
"You'd be a fool to miss this one." -Rick Blaine
About the Author
Henry Abner is the pen name of hard-boiled fiction author Henry Abner Sturdivant. Henry Abner the author was a staple of the early era of pulp fiction crime stories, writing many tales of action and intrigue that take place in his native Georgia and other areas of the rural south.
Henry Abner Sturdivant the man was more than a crime writer, however. He had a long career in law enforcement, and served as the chief of police of Washington, Georgia from 1921 until his death in July of 1935, when he was killed in the line of duty while apprehending a suspect. He was survived by his only daughter Sara and wife Lora, and is laid to rest at Sharon Methodist Church, in Taliaferro County, Georgia.
The text you have just read was compiled from previously unpublished notes and manuscripts found in sealed evidence files from the Washington Police headquarters. These materials were discovered by accident when the municipal police department was being closed and merged with county law enforcement, some eighty years after they were written. The text was edited by members of the Janos Corporation publications team, under the approval and guidance of the Henry Abner estate.
Relativity and the rest of the Goddamned Lonely Universe Saga represent his only known works of science fiction.