Stepping Stone and Love Machine: Two Short Novels from

Stepping Stone and Love Machine: Two Short Novels from Walter Mosley s talent knows no bounds Stepping Stone and Love Machine are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life s cosmic questions From life s meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries But how would the world really receive the answers Stepping StoneTruman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by and waiting for something he can t quite put into words A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow A woman nobody else can seeSoon Truman s quiet life begins to turn upside down An old lover surfaces from his past even as he finds his job in jeopardy Strange visions haunt his days and nights, until he begins to doubt his sanity Is he losing his mind, or is he on the brink of a startling revelation that will change his life forever and transform the nature of humanity Love MachineThe Datascriber was supposed to merely allow individuals to share sensory experiences via a neurological link, but its true potential is even revolutionary The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the Love Machine can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co Mind that transcends race, gender, species and even death itselfTricked into joining the Co Mind, as part of a master plan to take over the world, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities Is there any way back to the life that was stolen from her, or is she destined to lead humanity into a strange new era, despite the opposition of forces both human and otherwise At the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied

10 thoughts on “Stepping Stone and Love Machine: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

  1. Owain Lewis Owain Lewis says:

    I d heard good things about Mosley, from friends and mentions by writers whose work I dig but I have to say I found this pretty disappointing For a start, marketing it as two short novels is a bit misleadin

  2. Carla Carla says:

    I specifically downloaded short story audio books for a long drive I used Overdrive and had few options of books that I hadn t already read or heard I ve heard of Walter Mosely, and have in fact several book

  3. Terence Terence says:

    2.5 starsBoth stories start out strong but about 3 4 s of the way through Mosley rushes toward very unsatisfactory endings.

  4. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    I read one of the two novellas stepping stone , and while it was well written, I found its development disappointing I prefer a mystery that has an interesting clever explanation it can be fantasy, but I want

  5. Harley Harley says:

    In the last two months I have listened to four science fiction novellas by Walter Mosley Three of these novellas involve a middle aged black man in a dead end job He is chosen by aliens to help them change the

  6. Stewart Stewart says:

    When Walter Mosley does sci fi, he does it weird, sometimes unreadably so These tales just didn t do it for me Stepping Stone started off very strong, but then got so far out there that I was glad when it abrupt

  7. Kevin Kevin says:

    I never know what to expect when I open a non traditional Walter Mosley book These two tales were fascinating and well writtenas always.

  8. Jack Jack says:

    Hm Nup.

  9. Robert Robert says:

    More of Walter Mosley s crazy speculative fiction These stories are good examples of what I think of as Mosley s world changing hero template He introduces us to some normal seeming person, then some weird stuff ha

  10. Drew VanKrevelen Drew VanKrevelen says:

    Full disclosure, I only read the first of two half books so this review is only about Stepping Stone It started out well as I got to know Truman Pope, a simple, unassuming man who worked hard, kept his head down, an

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