Suppose . . .
The entire population of the world were sterilized by bad planning.
At fifteen you decided to sell your brain to a fat gringo.
If you wanted to talk, but the best thing to do was lie.
Time bubbles kept forming, which brought in the strangest things.
Imagine . . .
A wounded soldier and a cloned little girl form an unbreakable bond.
A strange, tattered woman must move north, searching for those who have done wrong.
You are a simple backwoods priest—on Mars.
These are just some of the adventures that await. . .
Introduction by Algis Budrys
Black Box by Janet Barron, illustrated by Barry Cote
A Familiar Solution by Marguerite Devers Green, illustrated by Dwayne Harris
The Plague by A.C. Bray, illustrated by Lee White
Boos and Taboos by L. Ron Hubbard
El Presidente Munsie by Tony Daley, illustrated by Lee White
Time out of Mind by Everett S. Jacobs, illustrated by Andy B. Clarkson
Brother Jubal in the Womb of Silence by Tim Myers, illustrated by Carlo Arellano
The Sharp End by Kelly David McCullough, illustrated by Dwayne Harris
The Writer’s Life and Uniqueness by Roger Zelazny
Lucretia’s Nose by Philip Lees, illustrated by Amanda Anderson Gannon
Dreams and Bones by Eric M. Witchey, illustrated by Yanko Yankov
Marketplace of Souls by David Lowe, illustrated by Ane M. Galego
Interrupt Vector by Robert B. Schofeld, illustrated by Andy B. Clarkson
Getting “Lucky” by Sergey Poyarkov
Ten Gallons a Whore by Anna D. Allen, illustrated by Dwayne Harris
Magpie by Meredith Simmons, illustrated by Amanda Anderson Gannon
God Loves the Infantry by Greg Siewert, illustrated by Andy Justiniano
Hello and Goodbye by Michele Letica, illustrated by Amanda Anderson Gannon
T.E.A. and Koumiss by Steven C. Raine, illustrated by Andy B. Clarkson
An Idiot Rode to Marja by J. Simon, illustrated by Dwayne Harris
Life Eternal by Bob Johnston, illustrated by Dwayne Harris