4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

” … keeps the reader guessing through a series of expertly written but often obscure clues which come together in a satisfying, yet unpredictable conclusion.” Reader’s Favorite

“Easily read sextet of largely cautionary SF tales in the old-fashioned manner.” Kirkus Reviews

In The Clockmaker’s Tale: and other stories, Ian Williams takes us to the near future and beyond. From a moon base where androids conduct experiments on human test subjects, to futuristic tours of the ocean depths that hide a terrible secret; from a society governed by harsh rule of law that is enforced by AI, to a humble clockmaker tempted by the promise of increased productivity through technological augmentation.

Covering issues such as environmental decay, the end of facts and proven truths, our growing waste problem, and humanity’s tendency to divide when we should come together, this collection of six science fiction stories relates as much to our time as it does to the many possible futures.


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