Conversation with a mechanical horse

fantasy novelette

Nico the Mage took his family, his heritage, his freedom. Now, captured and caged, Markus’ very life hangs in the balance. To kill time, he tells his life’s story to Barno, a passing Automaton horse.

Publication history




Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Writers of the Future Anthology, Vol.XX:
The human element remains at all times paramount in the 15 SF stories gathered in the 20th edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future series, at this point the most enduring forum to showcase new talent in the genre. […] The series continues to be a powerful statement of faith as well as direction in American science fiction.