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The Way of the Laser

Future Crime Stories

Joe M. McDermott (Editor), Eric M. Bosarge (Editor)


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Disruptive technology creates new opportunities for crime. On distant worlds and those not unlike our own, struggling humans commit terrible acts to survive, artificial intelligence breaks all boundaries for love, steals human identities, and solves impossible mysteries. Investigators enforce laws written by corporations, humans murder clones with impunity, and the underclasses of the future are pushed to the edge again, and again, and again as the line between what is legal and ethical blurs.

Join Jennifer Brozek, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Paul Jessup, Mur Lafferty, Jaime Mason, and more for a wide range of stories that begin with the question of future crime and end with unexpected revelations. These eighteen original stories of science fiction explore the many ways in which crime will evolve with technology. In the future, humans and machines will never stop inventing rules. We will never stop breaking them.

The laser's way is both a scalpel and a gun.

Vernacular Books, 9781952283000, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2020