APOLLYON EX MACHINA
by Stephen Goldin
Apollyon Ex Machina. Copyright 1980 by Stephen Goldin. All Rights Reserved.
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He could feel it all around him, the fear and hatred. He could sense it in the air as he glided through the corridors: the scurrying out of his way; the waves of relief behind him that he had passed by them and would not be stopping just yet. And always, hanging in the air like an acid mist, his name—spoken in awed whispers by those he passed: “The Disassembler.”
After all this time, it still affected him. He knew the others would never—could never—accept him and his mission for what they were. He himself....