Three Grams of Elsewhere
by Andy Giesler
Fifty years ago, civil war fractured the United States. Ever since, Harmony “Bibi” Cain has isolated himself: from society, from technology, from family. A powerful empath weary from the intrusion of others’ emotions, he’s cloistered in his rural Wisconsin retirement community. He hopes to find, if not peace, then at least a little quiet.
But when four impossible-seeming killings shake North America, Bibi is drawn into an investigation he wants nothing to do with. The victims were killed by motes—unstoppable drones only an empath can control—and decades ago, Bibi was part of the program that created them: the program that weaponized empathy.
With his friends at risk, and tensions between countries of the former United States reawakening, everything may depend on Bibi’s lifelong struggle with his own extraordinary ability.
Category: Science Fiction – Cyberpunk