Thirteen award-winning stories, illustrated by award-winning artists.
Also features articles and short stories from New York Times bestselling authors: Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven and L. Ron Hubbard. Edited by David Farland.
“Switch” by Steve Pantazis, illustrated by Daniel Tyka. Go to a future where a cop’s performance depends upon the quality of his illegal brain-enhancing drugs.
“The God Whisperer” by Daniel J. Davis, illustratred by Alex Brock. Visit the home of Jack, who is troubled by a misbehaving pet Death God name Zu’ar.
“Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light” by Sharon Joss, illustrated by Choong Yoon. Go to the planet Hesperidee, where one girl is on the brink of becoming something other than human.
“A Revolutionary’s Guild to Practical Conjuration” by Auston Habershaw, illustrated by Shuangjian Liu. Meet the spirit in Abe’s magical book who makes big promises, but will only deliver at a tremendous cost.
“Twelve Minutes to Vinh Quang” by Tim Napper, illustrated by Quinlan Septer. The mobsters in Vinh Quang hope to purchase freedom for entire families—if they can just avoid the cops.
“Planar Ghosts” by Krystal Claxton, illustrated by Amit Dutta. One young man’s hallucination might be a ghost—or the key to survival.
“Half Past” by Samantha Murray, illustrated by Megan Kelchner. Meet a girl named Elizabeth who is haunted by ghostly echoes from her past.
“Purposes Made for Alien Minds” by Scott R. Parkin, illustrated by Emily Siu. A person whose genetic upgrades let him speak only in five-word sentences.
“Wisteria Melancholy” by Michael T. Banker, illustrated by Michelle Lockamy. The kids at Kessington House—a dorm for the psychomorphically unstable.
“The Graver” by Amy M. Hughes, illustrated by Taylor Payton. Daniel’s neighbors want your life—but only because they need it to get your soul.
“Poseidon’s Eyes” by Kary English, illustrated by Megen Nelson. In the seaside resort of Summerland, a young artist struggles to complete a mural, and mend broken spirits.
“Between Screens” by Zach Chapman, illustrated by Trevor Smith. Hop between doomed planets … and celebrate each one’s apocalypse.
“Unrefined” by Martin L. Shoemaker, illustrated by Tung Chi Lee. Sam is trapped on a refinery in space and his fusion reactor is about to blow—and that’s just the first of his problems.
Plus three bonus stories and articles:
“When Shadows Fall” by L. Ron Hubbard, illustrated by Greg Opalinski. Mankind’s sins must be forgiven, lest it be doomed.
“Rough Draft” by Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, illustrated by Daniel Tyka. A writer gets to see what he could have created, if he’d only found the courage.
“Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven, illustrated by Bernardo Mota. It seems that our sun has just exploded.
“Art” by L. Ron Hubbard
“Fiction without Paper” by Orson Scott Card
“The Illustrators of the Future” by Bob Eggleton