Kimi's new job looks perfect--on paper. Great salary, private quarters in the Governor's mansion, lots of time off, and what amounts to a month's vacation to start with so she can get a feel for the planet and its people. As social secretary and translator for the Governor's wife, she'll be able to put her gift for diplomacy and her talent for languages to good use.
But it turns out there are bugs... [click here for more]
Three outstanding stories from award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Mark Shainblum, collected for the first time!PLAYING SOLITAIRE Rachel Steinberg wasn't really Solitaire. She was just a nice Jewish girl from suburban Montreal. She never asked for superhuman powers, nor the relentless, grinding cycle of violence and alienation that came with... [click here for more]
Ott and Ren are almost to Denver when yet another shortcut slows them down in the form of 'Crevice', a settlement build around an old ski lodge. The leaders won't let them pass through without paying or completing several tasks for them. With no time to lose, they get to work, not knowing that they will be expected to offer their services in more ways than one before the day is over. ... [click here for more]