There are as many predictions of man’s future as there have been visionaries. From varying degrees of apocalypse through dystopian societies to utopias made or delivered.
Within this book you will find seventy* visions of where humanity could go and what they might get up to. Told from viewpoints ranging from the common man to the leaders of worlds and the inhabitants of others, this volume provides a kaleidoscope of possibilities for your consideration.
'Destinies' is my first volume of science fantasy flash and short fiction. It is also the founding volume of my Visions of the Future anthology series, and was first published in 2011. It includes work of mine that has featured on 365 Tomorrows and from my deviantART page. (The stories included that are currently online are hyperlinked from the contents list below.) Several of the stories that have been featured online appear in this book in revised or expanded versions. (The ebook contains only 69 stories as one of the stories has been omitted due to conversion problems with a special font used in, and critical to, one of the tales.)
Thanks to SimonJM for letting me use a piece of his original art for the cover. All rights to the original work remain with him.
It is a 230 page perfect bound A5 format volume on heavyweight recycled paper with a laminated colour cover.
The ebook is available for Kindle from Amazon Kindle stores worldwide.
It is available for other devices (like Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad and many others) from Smashwords. Click HERE for the Destinies page over there.
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Introduction: Shapes of Things • Transit • 262 • Contact • Going Steady • Back to the Weapons • Pipeline • Cerberus • Future Past • Mercy •
Hello World • Delegate • WO:NC • The Nature of the Beast • Colossus • Coffee • Which Way is Up • Little Foxes • Orbital Decay • Speeding •
Once Bitten • Riph • Catch • Tongues • Groundskeeper • One Vision • Treasure Hunt• Escapist • Goldrush • Pour Me • Reset • Genesis •
Refuge • Everybody Needs • Silverback • Write • Terror Trade • Revelation • Chores • Phalanx • Broken • Adapt • Neighbours • Hair of the Dog •
The Oldest Game • Matches • Hacked Off • Goggle Box • A Warrior’s Path • Knights • Snowman • Hostages • If You Go Down to the Woods* •
Omissions • Open Sesame • Stationary • Ee I Ee I Oh • Coil • New World Border • Streetlife • Service or Silence • Colony 91 • Dog of War •
Toymaster • Memoriam • Tools of the Trade • Cold Smoke & Warm Tentacles • Resistance • Homecoming • Skid • Sundown
* 'If You Go Down to the Woods' is not included in the ebook edition due to a currently unfixable problem with the special font that is unfortunately integral to the story.
Copyright 2011 Julian M. Miles