THE CLOCKMAKER'S TALE: and other stories
Upgrade, Automate, Replicate...

In The Clockmaker’s Tale: and other stories, Ian Williams takes us to the near future and beyond, from a moon base where androids conduct experiments on human test subjects; to futuristic tours of the ocean depths that hide a terrible secret; to a society governed by harsh rule of law that is enforced by AI; to a humble clockmaker tempted by the promise of increased productivity through technological augmentation.


This collection of six science fiction stories covers issues that relate as much to our time as it does to the many possible futures. Issues such as environmental decay, the end of facts and proven truths, even humanities tendency to divide when we should come together. Williams deals with them all with subtlety and poise.