In a future where progress is accelerating beyond humanity's ability to keep pace, the Humanists are trying to live in harmony with nature and avoid the advancing technology. One night, a fire destroys Kingstown - the Humanist settlement on the West Coast. As details of the tragedy emerge, outrage sweeps the Unites States, putting President Bill Freeman's reelection prospects in doubt.
"An audio sci-fi listener's treat ..."
"Just think of the color and vivacity that love can bring back into your life. You know, they say there are seventeen shades of love!" "Seventeen shades?" Julia sobbed even louder. "What am I supposed to do with that?" (A quote from the story with the same title as this book). This book is a collection of romantic short stories. It is a team work with an artist Larissa Makeeva. Her art helps to color the stories and the characters in the bright colors. In the seventeen shades of love.
In the future, when robots have already fully permeated our everyday life, a devastating automobile accident with an unmanned drone big rig kills Nick's friend. The suspicion of murder falls on Nick, a psychologist who specializes in robots, but the investigation reaches a dead end. At the same time, Nick meets Liza, and begins work on an android that will be indistinguishable from a human. But Nick doesn't realize that he is now part of a brilliant experiment.
In a future where every inch of Moscow is under surveillance and people date only online, a girl chooses to go on a real date.... This is how one of the 11 sci-fi stories begins.... There are neither cabbages nor kings in this book, just a president, oranges, and robots.
"Good short stories, perfectly narrated!"