The Empire of the Willing single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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An alien is sent to Washington DC to determine how its bureaucracy works, with a view to invading the planet. He finds he is not the only alien civilisation with this plan–and none of the others can work out Earth bureaucracy, either.

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  • Appears in:
    y Future Washington Ernest Lilley (editor), United States of America (USA) : WSFA Press , 2005 9773974 2005 anthology short story

    'If the twentieth century was the American Century, who will the next one belong to ... and what will become of the nation's capital?

    'Will Washington D.C. be drowned in the rising tides and its glory days forgotten, or will its residents rise to the challenge and remake the world in its image? In these stories you'll find as many questions as answers, but if assembled authors agree on anything, it's that we are destined to live in interesting times and more than that ... ones that we will have a hand in creating. Ask not what the future can do for you...'

    *Source:8 Publisher's blurb.

    United States of America (USA) : WSFA Press , 2005
    pg. 186-206
  • Appears in:
    y Colours of the Soul Sean McMullen , United States of America (USA) : ReAnimus Press , 2013 9766765 2013 selected work short story United States of America (USA) : ReAnimus Press , 2013 pg. 179-194
Last amended 4 Aug 2016 13:05:16
Subjects:
  • Washington DC,
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
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