Short Story: Better Angels
12 Jan 2023

In a future rife with inhumanity, Bob Hadfield’s work exposes him to the worst of it. And in this conquered city after the next great war, even doing your best work can get you in real trouble.

This is by far the darkest short story I’ve written. Set in a distant future, after the next Great War completely reshaped not only our political boundaries but the known geography of the world – it is a story about the darkest impulses of mankind, and our ability to deceive ourselves when we have to – or want to…