Dust & The Road: Two retro-tech short-stories (Patchwork World Book 1)
Title : Dust & The Road: Two retro-tech short-stories (Patchwork World Book 1)
ISBN : B01A8D91P8
Author : Anders Blixt

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“Dust” and “The Road” are retro-tech SF short-stories with a shared background: An informatics specialist and a police officer volunteer for relief & reconstruction assignments in a faraway war zone. Why do they risk their lives for people they don't know? How do they endure among terror bombings that do not distinguish between soldiers and civilians? Afterwards one goes back home, one does not. War has changed them and both face tough challenges when returning to life in peace. What can heal their psychological scars? “Dust” and “The Road” are inspired by the author's service as a civilian information officer in Kabul in 2008 and his journeys in India in the 1990s. “The Road” was published in 2015 in the SF anthology Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep. Chuck Rothman's reviewed it at Tangent Online: “Kitu is a marshal on 'The Road', keeping traffic moving on the major transportation route on another world. She finds two friars, Brod and Klim and helps them on their way. But Kitu sees through their appearance to discover that they have secrets, and offers to help, as we learn she has secrets of her own. Anders Blixt creates a vivid society, and Kitu is an excellent character.” The label “retro-tech” is used for science fiction in societies that use technologies that are less sophisticated than ours. One may perhaps call it: “the future as it used to be”.