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The Greatest Game of All by Keith Brooke

The Greatest Game of All
The Greatest Game of All

At first I believed her in her proclamations of love. I couldn't believe her when she promised it would last forever, but sometimes I thought Maybe.

Once, when she told me in the throes of orgasm that she would always love me, absently I said, "Will you really?" She looked at me, hurt, eased her grip on me and turned away. Why was she angry? If her words were true she should have reassured me, she should not have been so hurt.

She signed the contract in '16. She vowed to love me forever and, upon breaching the contract, to relinquish any claim on my property or person, all couched in expensive legalese. I should have been satisfied but I was not. Broken contracts were not unheard of, paper could never seal our bond.

A story of love and one man's insecurity. And test-tubes. From the writer of the Philp K Dick Award-shortlisted Harmony, an author "in the recognized front ranks of SF writers" (Locus).

Published: 29 Mar 2013

Keith Brooke

Keith Brooke's first novel, Keepers of the Peace, appeared in 1990, since when he has published seven more adult novels, six collections, and over 70 short stories.

Keith's novel Genetopia was published by Pyr in February 2006 and was their first title to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly; The Accord, published by Solaris in 2009, received another starred PW review and was optioned for film.

His most recent novel, Harmony (published in the UK as alt.human), is a big exploration of aliens, alternate history and the Fermi paradox published in 2012 by Solaris and shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award.

2012 also saw publication of Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: the Sub-genres of Science Fiction, an academic exploration of SF from the perspectives of a dozen top authors in the field (edited by Keith Brooke, published by Palgrave Macmillan).

Writing as Nick Gifford, his teen fiction is published by Puffin, with one novel also optioned for the movies by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish's Caveman Films.

He writes reviews for the Guardian, teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, and lives with his wife Debbie in Wivenhoe, Essex.

more infinity plus books by Keith Brooke:

Riding the Serpent Expatria: the box set Parallax View infinity plus: quintet The Accord Genetopia Jurassic and the Great Tree Lord of Stone Head Shots infinities Liberty Spin: tales of scientifiction Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes Segue: into the strange Embrace: tales from the dark side

the infinity plus shuffle:

Take No Prisoners The Ragthorn One More Unfortunate Memory Seed Falling Over One of Us The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3) Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes Salvage