The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Garret Casimir has just unveiled his thesis creation, the light accelerator, beating out the labors of his peers for a dream position with a successful research firm. The simple red tube that hastens energy will all but guarantee the fruitful career he’s striven for since adolescence. Life is good.
Across campus, Robert Augustine is coming to grips with a much less inspiring future. Having semesters ago resorted to daytime court dramas in place of a dream now in the final stages of decay, the ever-looming prospect of settling for a less-preferred path in life coincides with the nearing departure of his talented roommate.
But given access to infinite universes, where literally any outcome is possible; even a laughable prospect like fate has its due somewhere.
Darkly comic, 'hard' science fiction. Within are extreme acts of violence, strong language, metaphysical ponderings, polysyllabic vernacular and a couple of overt references to other sins. Have your premises assessed beforehand.
Third draft is nearly complete at around 85,000 or some-odd words, many of which are available here to pan.