“When I think of the universe I think of stars. I let their impossible beauty, impossible size, impossible distance awe me. Their soundless music, wordless stories, faceless smiles cheer me. Their timelessness comfort me. Then I remember the very same atoms that once danced in stars now dance in us. I remember that we are stars.”
Olbers’ Paradox: A Book of Short Stories is a collection of sixteen poignant, thoughtful short stories. The stories follow characters ranging from scientists, athletes, politicians, businessmen and others as they confront piercing questions, challenging decisions and life-changing moments. These moments are quiet and understated, but inside the quiet is a cacophony of doubt and confusion and conflict, as the characters struggle to unwind and reveal the hidden things that are most central to them.