A Quiet Little Town
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A Quiet Little Town

A lighthearted science fiction story that could happen to you

About the Book

“You can think of your life as just a practice run. A chance to try life out before you go for real. And you can practice as much as you need until you’re ready to go for real.” What if it was true? How would you live your life differently?

A science fiction story set in the not too distant future about growing up, problem solving and taking risks. Based on actual incidents, cutting edge technologies and medical research with a slight stretch of the imagination. A fast-paced easy to read story, not to be taken too serious. But you might want to slow down and reflect on the issues raised related to where our world may be headed.

About the Author

Paul E. McMahon
Fred E. McMichaels

Fred E. McMichaels is the pen name of Paul E. McMahon. I use a pen name primarily to keep my fiction writing separate from my technical business writing. I am an independent software engineering coach, consultant and author. When I am not coaching software teams I enjoy long distance running, golf and writing science fiction stories that conceivably could happen in the not too distant future.  My business and personal interests converge in the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and ethics.

Table of Contents

  • About the Book
  • Chapter One – Background
  • Chapter Two – Their own world
  • Chapter Three – A secret
  • Chapter Four – A private world
  • Chapter Five – Never dream again
  • Chapter Six – It’s your decision
  • Chapter Seven – A big mistake
  • Chapter Eight – Dreams that count
  • Chapter Nine – A backup plan
  • Chapter Ten – A drug
  • Chapter Eleven – Someone else’s life
  • Chapter Twelve – A space vessel
  • Chapter Thirteen – Thinking better
  • Chapter Fourteen – Thinking too much
  • Chapter Fifteen – Fast rides
  • Chapter Sixteen – A different drug
  • Chapter Seventeen – One last bug
  • Chapter Eighteen – A crazy dream
  • Chapter Nineteen – Deep inside
  • Chapter Twenty – A design limitation
  • Chapter Twenty-One – A gate
  • Chapter Twenty-Two – A fierce hunter
  • Chapter Twenty-Three – Go fast, take chances
  • Chapter Twenty-Four – Stay cool, think straight
  • Chapter Twenty-Five – A serious game
  • Chapter Twenty-Six – Crazy guidance
  • Chapter Twenty-Seven – A theory
  • Chapter Twenty-Eight – Without thinking
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine – A baseball cap
  • Chapter Thirty – Was it a test?
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • About the Author

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