Doctor Ramani's Children and Other Stories is a five-item collection of tales of fantasy and science fiction by Indiana author G. S. Hargrave, presented for the first time by Black Griffin Books. Between the covers you'll find telepathic cats, robotic dogs, near future battlefields, dark Tibetan magic, genetic engineering, adventures in nanotechnology, the occasional haunting, and a cast of engaging and believable characters that will stay with you long after their final pages have been turned. Included are the following stories: Doctor Ramani's Children: A modern-day genius on a mission to permanently alter what it means to be human - whether anyone else likes it or not; BD-428: A soldier of the near future, whose survival depends on an ambulating piece of equipment that may have just become sentient; The Jade Cicada: An entomologist who follows the lowly object of his studies across an unseen boundary, and finds himself in some decidedly unfamiliar territory; On Some Bright Stream: A particle physicist discovers that the price of understanding can sometimes be a quantum of pure horror; Bibliophiles: In which one of the strangest aspiring writers you're ever likely to meet crosses paths with a mysterious antiquarian book, and a sinister character that is even stranger. The printed version of the book runs 156 pages - over 40,000 words. The electronic edition has been optimized for a pleasing presentation on all Kindle reading devices. If you're curious, you can view a Look Inside preview of the first story here. That link will take you to Amazon USA. If you would like to read an extended excerpt from Bibliophiles, the final story in the collection, you can do so on this page at Goodreads. Thanks much for having a look!