The new guard on Cell Block D makes life difficult for Gareth Warren Abrahamson, prisoner number 9968629, serving a life sentence for one terrible mistake. But Ol' Man Clark Soderstrom has something remarkable up his sleeve, and what they discover together will pull back the curtains shrouding the minds of men. And from time itself.
A gripping story of the ultimate escape and one man's quest for rehabilitation, The Totem of Curtained Minds will make you look at our world -- and our assumptions about one another -- with newfound insight.
By the author of The Ostracons of Europa, first published in Nature Magazine and podcast as the Editor's Choice for July 2013.
Acclaim for The Totem of Curtained Minds, first published in Fiction River: Time Streams.
“The Totem of Curtained Minds” [...] is a hardboiled tale of a prisoner who manages to pull off the ultimate escape and find rehabilitation in the process. It was my favorite in the book. [...] I highly recommend it. Fiction River [...] is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.
-- Keith West, Adventures Fantastic
About the Author:
Writer and working scientist Ken Hinckley resides in the Seattle area with his wife and children. His fiction appears in professional markets including Nature, Penumbra, and Fiction River, and his research career spans some 80 scientific papers and 150 patents (and counting). He believes he may yet have a good idea or two left in him.
You can find him at kenhinckley.wordpress.com.