My most disturbing (and I fear prescient) short story from my Minscapes collection is free through the end of August in all leading eBook formats (click here), and will also be available for free download from B&N and iBooks.
This short story poses a novel theory as to the role of black holes in both the creation and destruction of an endless number of universes that coexist in an incomprehensibly complex multiverse. It is a cautionary tale about the arrogance of scientists who are the cosmic equivalent of amoebas attempting to discern the secrets of the universe by thoroughly examining within the limits of their perception the drop of pond scum they inhabit. It is also a cautionary tale about the ability of determined, well-funded terrorists to begin the process that will inexorably lead to the destruction of our corner of the multiverse by the creative use of materials at their disposal.
The end is very, very near and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
My reading of the shortest story, “Justice”, is also available on YouTube, in a cold reading that contrasts with the audiobook Audible version of my Mindscapes collection which was professionally read and produced by Dale Wilcox. My version can be found here.