The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. It didn’t give you the date and it didn’t give you specifics. It just spat out a sliver of paper upon which were printed, in careful block letters, the words DROWNED or CANCER or OLD AGE or CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. It let people know how they were going to die.
Machine of Death is a book of scifi short stories based around this premise. Similar to The Twilight Zone, it is an anthology of speculative fiction stories based around the idea that everyone knows how they will die but not when.
1,705 authors submitted stories for possible inclusion in the book.
I was one of only 30 authors selected.
The book can be bought here on Amazon.