Stepping Stone / Love Machine by Walter Mosley
Crosstown to Oblivion

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Walter Mosley’s talent knows no bounds. Love Machine is one 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?

 

Love Machine

 

The Datascriber was supposed to merely allow individuals to share sensory experiences via a neurological link, but its true potential is even more 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 itself. 

 

Tricked 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?

 

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About Walter Mosley

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WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. A New York Times –bestselling author, his work has been translated into more than twenty-one languages. Mosley, the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award, lives in New York City.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Tor Books. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The unevenness of Mosley’s Crosstown to Oblivion series continues in the third pair of unconvincing novellas (after Merge/Disciple). “Stepping Stone” is the more compelling piece, relating the experie

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The unevenness of Mosley’s Crosstown to Oblivion series continues in the third pair of unconvincing novellas (after Merge/Disciple). “Stepping Stone” is the more compelling piece, relating the experie

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Los Angeles Review of Books

Mosley has demonstrated that he is capable of so much more, and I relieved my disappointment with Stepping Stone/Love Machine by rereading the nine interconnected speculative stories contained in Futureland, a book that demonstrates much more strikingly why I still believe Mosley will ultimately ...

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Mosley (Little Green) takes a walk on the apocalyptic side with this set of paired novellas. Each story explores the potential of the human mind to expand beyond a singular consciousness. In "Stepping Stone," the more emotionally satisfying tale, mailroom clerk Truman Pope has his world turned up...

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