Laina Roberts has been on the run for ten years, a freeborn human hiding from the cyborgs of the Silver Legion. Moving secretly from planet to planet and space station to space station makes for a damn lonely life—and don’t even get her started on her sex life. Sometimes she thinks it might be worth surrendering to the cyborgs just to end the loneliness. That is, until she’s caught!
The first half of the worst week of Peter’s life happened when he was a boy, involving a home run, a broken window, and a seriously pissed off witch. 20 years later, in a part of London shrouded in myths and urban legends, the second half is about to begin–all because he found true love.
A woman wakes up in a motel on the outskirts of a remote Oregon city with no memory and a gun at her bedside. It seems that civilization has come to a violent end, but that might also be the most normal thing that happens to her all week. It’s the end of the world, yes, but not as we know it.
It’s August, 1985, and James Cote has a problem. Someone has kidnapped his uncle Gary and shipped him off to Peru. Someone from his own family–a family he hasn’t visited in ten years. Now he has to figure out who hated Gary enough to ship him to Peru, but not enough to actually kill him.
Three modern SF short stories inspired by the golden age: A Marine Biologist takes a reporter deep under the ocean to witness the beginnings of artificial life. Terraformers discover something amazing on a dead world. A squad of soldiers on patrol
Three humorous short stories about writing: A bookstore faces disaster when the characters suddenly start jumping from book to book. A teacher is concerned about a pupil because she says her mother owns a unicorn. In a metaphorical Old West setting, The Writer mines for Story to build a thriving and vibrant boom town. But is it?