Megalomaniacs and Gigantophobics - Science Fiction Extracts

The Gigantophobics are afraid of power, even if it is for their own good. And the Megalomaniacs are the alter egos of the author. His addiction to improve the world he lives out (fortunately) only in his phantasy but (unfortunately) he cannot – due to lack of time, talent and training – pour into (recognized) literary forms. Thus, he invented a new genre, the Science Fiction Extract. This forms the core, the essence, the concept of future novels and short stories. To read them is not easy like to digest a can of condensed milk. Nevertheless, whoever likes hardcore science fiction and is not seeking just for shallow entertainment, will like his ideas, thoughts, and logical inferences.

And perhaps one day a real writer could appear who infuses the extracts with water, dialogues, character illustrations and plot details. Alternatively, the author enrolls for Literature after his retirement and becomes a writer himself.

Andy S. Falkner

Andy S. Falkner is of course a pseudonym. So much can be told about the author that he is a mathematician and full-time university professor for Computer Science. He has published mainly textbooks. His Science Fiction Extracts have been published in his mother tongue, in German and in English in his own translation in print and as e-books.

Released on Amazon for Kindle in English

3. The Data Miner
4. The Isothermoid(s)
5. The Isothermoid (2)
23. The King and His Steward
26. Darkness and Light
28. The Monocule
29. Slow and Fast
31. Artificial Evolution
34. (Almost) Almighty Mathematics

Released on Amazon (.mobi for Kindle) und Bookrix (.epub) Bookrix in German 

  1. Virtual Survival
  2. Space Tourism
  3. The Data Miner (also in English)
  4. The Isothermoid(s) (also in English)
  5. The Isothermoid (2) (also in English)
  6. *humane Globalization
  7. The Attractor
  8. The Fall of Inferium
  9. Moebius Space-Time
  10. Risk Technology
  11. Pax
  12. Information Sustainment Instinct
  13. Brain Power
  14. Number-War
  15. Big Bangs
  16. Brain Ball
  17. Cosmic Encounter
  18. Lord of Two Worlds
  19. Happy Family
  20. Artificial and Natural Intelligence
  21. Science Fiction Virtual
  22. Transcendence
  23. The King and His Steward (also in English)
  24. The Law of Conservation of Reality
  25. Monopole
  26. Darkness and Light (also in English)
  27. Conflict
  28. The Monocule (also in English)
  29. Slow and Fast (also in English)
  30. The General Secretary
  31. Artificial Evolution (also in English)
  32. Expertise 1999
  33. Virtual Realities
  34. (Almost) Almighty Mathematics (also in English)
  35. Intellinet
  36. Life Phenomena
  37. Antientropy
  38. Reconcilable Enemy
  39. The Nanoo
  40. Cosmic Friendship
  41. Inversia
  42. In Front and Back
  43. Chaos, Cosmos and Logos
  44. Even the Sùpies Didn’t Know That
  45. The Monotom
  46. Research
  47. The Death of the Bitcoin
  48. Hearing Protocol
  49. Life Based Civilization
  50. Fiftieth

In English

The Monocule  Darkness and Light Slow and Fast Artificial Evolution

In German

1. Virtuelles Überleben 2. Weltraumtourismus 3. Datengräber 4. Der/Die/Das Isothermoid(e) 5. Der Isothermoid (2)

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Volumes

English editions are in preparation

Antientropy

Science Fiction Extract (Volume 37), 2011, German

While the electromagnetic radiation (heat, light, etc.) supports entropy, for increasing complexity a complementary phenomenon is necessary. Just like this one enabled the evolution on Earth, under different circumstances a very different kind of complexity arises. What happens when mankind arrives there? Is some kind of cooperation possible? Some certainly. But can it be called cooperation?

Artificial and Natural Intelligence German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 20), 2012

Is there a reason why an AI robot wanted to become a man? At most to understand him.

The Attractor German Hungarian

Mathematical Fiction Monologue (Volume 7), 2012

Is there only that exists? Or also that there could be? The Attractor (a term from the world of fractals) waits for his incarnation. Until then, he passes over his mathematical insights to you–and that out of pure altruism.

Big Bangs German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 15), 2013

How long an intergalactic travel does take? One can never know. If the pilot is out of luck, he lands between two galaxies and discovers extraterrestrial intelligence on a lost planet. It tries to find contact to him through prime numbers. But what does that have to do with Big Bangs in plural?

Brain Ball German Hungarian

Psychosexual Science Fiction (Volume 16), 2008

Gene treatment keeps young. Then the sexy in-law becomes dangerous. Especially if the future holds also other means for prolonging life, like the Brain Ball. Here, science fiction and sexual fantasies are mixing almost up to incest.

Brain Power német��l Hungarian

 Science Fiction Story (Volume 13), 2012

Do the alien invaders want conquer the earth, exploit humanity or propel us something completely unintelligible? Their way of thinking is not comprehensible, only their results: the Brain Power. It remains, even after their withdrawal.

Chaos, Cosmos and Logos German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 43), 2018

One of science fiction’s tasks is to set the reader free from his anthropocentrism and to animate him to imagine beings, worlds and phenomena very different from the known ones to them. This also includes questioning established definitions e.g. for (artificial) intelligence and thinking about free will. Where the circumstances in the Universe are very different from our ones, other concepts and explanations for well-known phenomena might arise. The only question is how they can overcome the enormous distance between us despite the Theory of Relativity, so that communication between intelligences would be possible. Maybe science fiction helps.

Conflict German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 27), 2013

If someone comes to consciousness alone in the Oort Cloud and can observe its environment only through its gravitational changes, he only knows »I« and not »we.« Then it is hard to communicate with humanity without a conflict.

Cosmic Encounter German Hungarian

Science Fiction Extract (Volume 17), 2011

»Encounters of the Third Kind« means abduction by a UFO. If it is discharged from a bombshell, it is voluntary. Especially if the woman recently has been a homeless alcoholic, whose mind and body have been renewed on the UFO–under the condition that she cooperates. Also the kidnapped university professor is supposed to cooperate, and then he gets a new mission for life: winning the influential and the powerful of Earth to cooperate. But with whom? And who gives the task? We are obviously not alone, even if one only notices it at the end.

Cosmic Friendship German

Science Fiction Message (Volume 27), 2017

Finally, the centuries-long search for extraterrestrial intelligence has borne fruit: a SETI broadcast reached the addressees and they are happy. Hopefully the answer will not arrive too late and hopefully humanity will be prepared to receive it.

Death of the Bitcoin German

Science Fiction Memoir (Volume 47), 2019

Bitcoin is a virtual money that only exists in the internet. Its value depends on supply and demand (i.e., its user acceptance). Unlike other currencies, it is not centrally controlled and monitored. All transactions are public, only one encryption algorithm hides the current owner of a monetary unit. Encrypted blockchains distribute between the servers the data required for its handling; they are largely forgery-proof. The first version of the open source algorithm was released by its programmer under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto; the person himself is unknown. He could be the one presented in this short story.

Even the Sùpies Didn’t Know That German

Science Fiction Explanation (Volume 44), 2016

The Súpies are the highly developed, super-intelligent beings having travelled through space with their mysterious spaceships eons ago, and whose traces can still be found in the Solar System today – many science fiction authors have described them. However, as developed and intelligent as they were, even they did not know all the secrets of the universe – there are still some to write and read about them.

Expertise 1999 German

Fiction Science Report (Volume 33), 1995

Even in the Galactic Year 1999 one writes PhD theses; they must be reviewed by professors. The dissertation »Model Simulation of a Pseudo-Industrial Multi-Society« reveals interesting backgrounds.

The Fall of Inferium German Hungarian

Science Fiction Extract (Volume 8), 2002

Traveling faster than light is impossible in Einstein’s universe–at least for matter. But information could be transmitted in zero time and then the galaxy-spanning empire is still conceivable. But how power could be maintained without transfer of matter? Through information as means of payment. At least until matter yet can be transported, at least virtually.

Fiftieth

Science Fiction Anthology (Volume 50), 1965

The anniversary volume of the series “Megalomaniacs and Gigantophobics” issues some smaller, as yet unpublished writings; they could have been published also under the title “More Fiction than Science”.

The General Secretary German

Science Fiction Novel (Volume 30), 1996/2003

Who would not like to be the lord of the world?

Well, whoever is honest to himself can see immediately that he would then cause significantly more damage than good, even for himself. If desires get fulfilled, one should ask for wisdom like Solomon, as well as money, friends, resources for the implementation of his decisions the same, but mainly that we are free of the indwelling egoism, of the aggression, insatiability, malice. Only a Superman is able to cope with the responsibility that belongs to the total authority.

In the person of the General Secretary, the dream of many people met (and primarily the one of the author). Because of a genetic mutation his brain partition where others carry their subconscious mind and their emotions, carries his intelligence. He hides his special abilities consciously from his childhood on; together with his twin sister, they develop their own language, their own subculture. He understands the thoughts of his fellow men not by mystical mumbo jumbo but by mental capacity: he catches on the motivation of their actions. Resulting of his Jewish ancestry and connections, he wins primarily an economic and later an unrestricted political influence as General Secretary of the UN. Being free of any emotion and lust for power he decides purely intellectually to offer his skills for serving Humanity. With his sister-partner, and later with their artificially conceived children they want to build a rational world.

Do reach pure reason and full freedom from egoism for that? Or are there some other, overrational factors in mankind’s history sliding out of the perspective of the General Secretary? The story projected into the future by two generations gives an insight into the possibilities of technical, social and economic development. It contains scientifically based ideas of the author like the giant power plant in the Sahara, through which solar energy replaces oil, the bacestible and space food solving the problems of famines, or alton using alcoholism for curtailing demographic explosion. Among others, we learn the fiction science (the popular version of fantastic scientific publications), chaos theory, prophecies about the Antichrist, the most beautiful ski resorts of Europe and notch writing on electronic paper reforming communication. Furthermore, the novel reflects the perhaps not uninteresting for the reader views of an amateur author, living in Germany (full-time university professor for Computer Science) about the world, about morality, about the rules of coexistence, about God.

Happy Family German Hungarian

Fantasy Story (Volume 19), 1993

A letter, a phone call, a neighbor–all that can interfere with the happiness of a family. Only a miracle might help: everything disappearing outside of own premises in a golden mist. For survival, it is necessary that the laws of nature change and the family members, too.

Hearing Protocol German

Science Fiction Document (Volume 48), 2019

If there ever will be a space war against aliens, it is likely to be between such different races that they probably will not have a chance for communication. Or maybe yes?

*humane Globalization German Hungarian

Science Fiction Story (Volume 6), 2011

The future vision of a scientist in the future: Humanity will become superfluous in the universe. But his terminal illness brings him to a different idea.

In Front and Back German

Science Fiction Memoirs (Volume 44), 2018

Part 1

How do I know all that what I know? Especially what I really cannot know at all. Schizophrenia? Demons? Aliens? Mossad? With this (almost) omniscience I can easily get a professorship; I could even become Lord of the World. I have already started to make Israel blossom. But there seem to be higher goals in life I even sacrifice this perspective for.

 Part 2

If they choose me to become the Lord of the World, but I do not feel like it, what will they do? They leave me and look for someone else. But if this turns out to be too late and I'm already too far, then I can thwart their bill.

Part 3

How it is in front, we already know, even double (see Andy S. Falkner: In Front and in Back, and In Front, second Try by the same author). The fate of the two scientist left alone without their skills moved us all. But how is it in back?

Information Sustainment Instinct German Hungarian

Science Fiction Story (Volume 12), 1995

Little Esther is exposed to the information condensing effect of a SETI-source and becomes a genius. Because other children do so too, she is the last Nobel Prize winner: The radiation from afar changes humanity. What is its calling and destiny?

Intellinet German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 35), 2014

„Oh yes, I am that terrible, awful, horrifying Internet having come to consciousness, that has been warned of for a century by conspiracy believers and science fiction writers.” Intellinet starts his writing in this way. No one knows about him yet but you, whom he would like to make the Ruler of the World. However, just nominal, since true power has been for long in his hand, pictorially spoken. But it’s not about power now …

Inversia German

Science Fiction Message (Volume 42), 2018

Other civilizations are also curious about the fate of the universe: how the Big Bang has worked and whether there will be a Big Crunch. They would also like to know if the whole thing makes sense or if it happens to be there by accident, if their consciousness can be explained by purely scientific considerations or if it has an extraphysical component. However, they are not spatially remote from us, but ... In order to motivate mankind to new insights, contact is only possible through science fiction.

The Law of Conservation of Reality German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 24), 2008

The time traveler seduces his grandmother so she cannot meet his grandfather. What happens then? Nothing. But he ruins everything–at least for those who read it.

Life Based Civilization

Science Fiction Short Story (Volume 49), 2015

Mankind has built his civilization death-oriented: he started with stones, dry leaves and sticks; later he broke them from trees to kill his food. First, people wrapped themselves in the skin of dead animals against the cold, and then they came across with the idea that they could be killed not only for their flesh but also for their fur. In the beginning, the holes and caves were enough to crawl in for the night, later their entrances were barricaded with stones, branches and felled tree trunks. Then they built their houses and cities from the same dead and killed material; he needed life almost exclusively for his food, but even that is about to change today: he produces more and more nourishment from the deep remains of dead creatures, even if he further destroys, burns a very high percentage of it. Mankind has built his civilization death-based. Is it possible life-based?

Life Phenomena German

Science Fiction Interrogation (Volume 36), 2015

If a scientific experiment gets out of control, a commission reveals the causes and effects. Whoever has the most Ph.D. titles, appears first in the witness stand. Here is about mathematics, biochemistry and nano-engineering. What happened up there?

Lord of Two Worlds German Hungarian

Science Fiction Story (Volume 18), 2011

It’s hard to write novels about a place where nothing happens. Or at least almost nothing, because at almost zero degrees everything freezes. But superconductivity allows intelligence that can even conquer the distant Earth.

Monopole German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 25), 2011

The Dream Pill gives to man his dreams. The pharmaceutical empire resulting from the profit changes not only the public health system but also the industry, economic life, the whole civilization. But Paradise is not without side effects: The unleashed creativity has its price. Now the fate of humanity depends on a signature. Will it be affected by the private life of the Monopole?

The Monotom

Science Fiction Speculation (Volume 45), 1999

The universe is loud. In all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum, white noise floods our earth from all directions. However, an attentive observer can detect a trace of reason in the noise. However, the necessary technological development is still centuries, if not many millennia away. Until then, things will change.

Moebius Space-Time German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 9), 2005

The Space Distorter makes it possible: Mankind has scattered in space and time. Occasionally, two ships meet and exchange (long obsolete) news: The Sun has become Nova. A lone traveler breaks out of the Universe. There something Moebius-like awaits him.

Möbius-szalag

The Nanoo German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 39), 2017

Even intelligentsias very different from human can be interested in their origin, in the cause of their existence. If they are very intelligent, they are looking for structures more complex than they are. For this purpose, however, they must perceive and interpret the information arriving from the outside world. If they have to figure out how to develop suitable sense organs for this purpose, this process is likely to take a long time. Especially if they watch in the wrong direction.

Number-War German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 14), 2013

Starts mathematics with 1, 2, 3? No, if one has no clear boundaries. Other life forms can think continuously and be annoyed by the digitization mania of man.

Pax German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 11), 2012

He doesn’t have to impose others by his will: they just do what he wants and that from childhood on. Then it is not difficult to realize world peace. At least as long...

Reconcilable Enemy German

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 38), 2016

Life and intelligence can exist in the Universe in various forms. But how do they arise? Are they the product of random-based evolution, or perhaps the laws of matter, make them everywhere indispensable where circumstances are appropriate? Perhaps they are the result of a creative act from an intentional free will? Or an accident, a failed experiment? Did the Gù, wandering in the Galaxy, chasing his enemy and destroying celestial bodies, put on the wrong horse? He is a form of intelligence that few science fiction writers can excogitate.

Research

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 46), 2019

Man searches for water on Mars and signs of life on exoplanets to find out if he is alone in the Universe. In his Marxist-Darwinist anthropocentrism, however, he can only imagine a life form like his own and has no idea what another one might look like. Would he recognize it? And how does it look like from the other side?

Risk Technology German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 10), 2012

Physics is a dirty, Mathematics is a clean science: Physics can overthrow (e.g. with the atomic bomb) to ruin the world. And Mathematics?

Science Fiction Virtual German Hungarian

Science Fiction Extract (Volume 21), 2004

Writers of the Future work unlike Thomas Mann: their intelligent agents and avatars produce multimedia works, in which you can immerse yourself superficial or deep depending on your interest and level of education. Also to play along, especially when the writer himself immersed in the Virtual Reality.

Space Tourism German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 2), 2011

Old people move to Space Place where they can spend their last years free of gravity and weight. Visiting grandchildren generate space tourism. This will also result in a space industry, pursuing new developments for traveling throughout the whole Solar System. Is the journey to Saturn’s rings but worth the money?

Transcendence German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 22), 2012

There are more than what we can see–even in our immediate environment. It would like to talk to us, if only we would listen to him.

Virtual Realities

Science Fiction Movie Extract (Volume 32), 1989

A film for Steven Spielberg–at least as an extract. Teenagers playing fascinating VR games and experience in the end a surprise.

Virtual Survival German Hungarian

Science Fiction Monologue (Volume 1), 2012

The universe is a boring place: everywhere much the same. One can travel with Virtual Reality, but after a while, it isn’t fun. And if a disaster (this time not homemade) befalls mankind, only Virtual Survival offers a chance.


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