Barry N. Malzberg's Understanding Entropy
If you had your life to live over again, knowing everything that you know now, would you do anything differently? This is the question posed to a man dying of AIDS at the end of the twentieth century by a time traveller who must grapple with this same question in his own life. What is the dying man's answer? The time traveller's? Yours?
Nothing is wasted in this powerful piece of writing which highlights Malzberg's efficiency and proficiency with words, but be warned: Malzberg doesn't throw any punches.
This was my first taste of Barry N. Malzberg. I will definitely be back for more.