By Allen M. Steele
Welcome to Heaven. here is a mop. it isn't that easy, after all. First you need to die. Grunge rock, undesirable acid, and an eighteen-wheeler will do this. then you definately need to live to tell the tale. now not too complex, towards the century's finish, for a missed wealthy child with guilt-ridden mom and dad and cryogenics. Then there is the resurrection. that is extra advanced, related to runaway nanotechnology, a impartial interface within the mind, an asteroid named for Jerry Garcia, and a fortress that wishes cleansing. consequently, the mop. dying for William Alec Tucker III is a gateway to the long run, and a moment likelihood to complete what he is left undone: that is almost about every little thing. existence after loss of life is nearly friendly. until eventually Alec unearths out that he is a pawn in a systemwide fight for strength and embarks on an odyssey of discovery that takes him from the a long way reaches of the asteroid belt to the fleshpots of Clarke County, house. or even father, to the beckoning stars.
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What about the wailing? Why are they wailing? This is no' Aelwyn, is it? ' Shaking his head. 'Shock and grief ... kind of an - electric grief. Hundreds of people. Not wailing. Singing? But not happy. ' Moira's eyes, adjusted to the lack of light, can see him clearly now. He's looking awful cold, still in just his white T-shirt, sweat and mud stains on the chest. Gonna catch his death. ' Shaking his head. Assuming that whatever brought this on is back there, waiting for him, and he might not be wrong.
On the fringe of the burning tableau, surreal in the remote rural night, a large, shadowy, lumbering, crumbling thing is half carrying, half dragging a lumpy, sagging bundle and babbling to it, 'Debs, Debs, Debsie, Debs, s'gonna be OK, Debsie, s'OK …' guy's got no consideration ... Eight months gone ... Jesus, can she get into that thing, her condition ...? There's a blast of hard, golden heat from the wreckage; Tom is thrust forward as if he's been kicked in the small of the back and drops his awful, pitiful burden.
And flames. It's as if time's mechanisms have gone haywire, all the shattering moments of the night occurring simultaneously in one endlessly distressing present-moment. The dark fortress and the broken glasses and a prolonged rending and mangling of metal. And Moira breathing, 'Jesus ... ' - an appeal for divine intercession in the split second before it happens. Before they turn as one and run out of the entrance onto the slippery track leading into an oblivion of hills and forestry and starless sky, and it begins to rain.