Escape Plus Author:Ben Bova Forecast: the worlds modeler --
A slight miscalculation --
Vince's dragon --
The last decision --
Men of good will --
Blood of tyrants --
The next logical step --
The shining ones --
Sword play --
A long way back --
Stars, won't you hide me?
This is a very good collection of short stories; the anthology title taken from the first story. Some of the vocabulary is a bit dated, but the tales themselves are first rate. One of the latter stories starts out with the same premise as ESCAPE PLUS, but takes off in a wildly different direction. Really neat!
From back cover (about ESCAPE PLUS)
No one could move without being followed. No one could speak without being overheard. The almost sentient computer system was everywhere. The prison was billed as 'escape-proof,' and so far that was true.
But Danny Romano was not about to believe it... The jail hadn't been built that could hold him. Danny would escapt, even if he had to permanently change his identity to do it.