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Ergo Sum is sold PWUW (Pay What yoU Want), DRM-free and CC-licensed in order to ensuring total freedom for the consumer. Specifically, we are releasing this book under the CC BY-SA International 4.0 license (

We wrote this book to tell a few stories, and we care more about that than turning a quick buck. We just hope you enjoy, and continue to contribute to the Creative Commons.


'Genesis for the Others'

As if for me alone, the Sun dawns. It stirs me
from a strange place, back to my world. Last
night's fire still smoulders as I grab the stone
jug and gulp from its contents. Water from a
nearby stream glugs down my throat. I am alert.
The still-glowing embers in the fire pit shrink
and die, slowly but without fail. My People are
fewer than before, yet I see more of the Tall
People every season.

It would be nice to eat this morning. It would be
nice to hunt today and feast tonight. The Tall
People hunt, and they hunt well.

I stop this line of thinking.


Ergo Sum - ‘Therefore I am’ - is a collection of five speculative fiction stories by a pair of up-and-coming writers. These stories share no plot or theme, beyond musing on the general nature of consciousness. What does it mean, after all, to be human? Can a machine be human? Or a primitive Neanderthal?

And how about a cocaine-addled Scot?

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File Last Updated:
March 15, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on March 07, 2015.
Y. Rice Publications