Everything and Nothing collects the best of Borges highly influential work written in the 1930s and 40s that foresaw the internet ( Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius ), quantum mechanics ( The Garden of Forking Paths ), and cloning ( Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote ). David Foster Wallace described Borges as scalp-crinkling . . . Borges work is designed primarily as metaphysical arguments...to transcend individual consciousness.