Books tagged: machine of death

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Lightning: A Machine of Death short story
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Liz is a librarian becoming disillusioned with her career. As she navigates another day of apathetic public service, she notices a Machine of Death slip left behind as a bookmark by a patron, labeled "Lightning." Liz doesn't know if the bookmark is a piece of someone's past or a warning for the future. Whose bookmark is it, and does Liz want to meet a doomed patron?
Complications
Price: Free! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It's 1982 and Gene is on the front lines of love: he works retail at "Til Death Do Us Part", a computerized dating agency where the patrons know how they are going to die and hope to meet someone else before it happens. Like most shopping mall jobs of its day, it's a mix of boredom and politeness punctuated by flashes of genuine empathy but Gene's job is about to get a lot more interesting.