Mark, a lonely thirty-something alcoholic is visited by time-traveler Jolo, who tells him at what precise moment his life took a turn for the worse–and offers to take him back to that moment. Jolo, however, is a Sculptor, an amoral esthete with his own motivations for taking Mark back in time…
- First published in the Writers of the Future Anthology (1st place winner), Vol.XXI (August 19th, 2005)
- Reprinted in Dutch translation by Uitgeverij Link as Ontmoeting met Vormgever (September 23rd, 2013)
- Reprinted in Romanian translation in Fantastica as Întâlnirea cu Sculptorul (April 10th, 2015)
- Reprinted in German translation in Visionarium, 7 as Ein Treffen mit dem Bildhauer (January 23rd, 2016)
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- Dutch edition available as paperback from the web store.
- Available as e-book and mobi from this site.
- 1st place winner in the Writers of the Future contest in Q4 of 2004
Sci Fi Dimensions reviewed Writers of the Future, Vol.XXI (2005-12-01):
“All in all, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI is a treat to read. Even the weakest of the stories and illustrations prove that the future of the sci-fi and fantasy genres is in good hands indeed.”
Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Writers of the Future Anthology, Vol.XXI (2005-09-01):
“The 21st volume in the anthology series sponsored by Hubbard’s Writers of the Future program may contain no knockouts, but more than a few of its 15 tales by emerging SF and fantasy writers show real talent.”