“The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. It didn’t give you the date and it didn’t give you specifics. It just spat out a sliver of paper upon which were printed, in careful block letters, the words DROWNED or CANCER or OLD AGE or CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. It let people know how they were going to die.”
Machine of Death is a collection of stories about people who knew how they were going to die. It was inspired by this episode of Dinosaur Comics. I want a printed copy but the book costs about $18 plus krayzay shipping fees, and I don’t think it’s available in our local bookstores (unless their online product lists are FULL OF LIES).
But wait! It can be downloaded here! We are such lucky fools. I’m going to torture my eyes and start reading the ebook now.
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