Mind-expanding, thought-provoking stories from some of the best writers in science fiction and fantasy
Patterns of the universe in a hand of cards
In space, no one hears you go flat on high C
Queen of Angels
A nurse to the dying gets a glimpse of the miraculous
The sinking of the Titanic is the thrill ride of the jaded, seen-it-all future
A box of old pulp magazines opens a connection across time
His Powder’d Wig, His Crown of Thornes
What if the American rebels had lost the war with Britain?
They can rebuild an injured race driver. But of course there’s a price
Coming to Terms with the Great Plague
Paris in June
Not all of us are really human, and every once in a while one of us figures that out
Flying Saucer Rock & Roll
The Kool-Tones sang so well they drew fans from very far away
The aliens landed in Central Park, which was lucky, because
some of them were as big as dinosaurs
Love Toys of the Gods
Jimmy-Ray said he got taken by a UFO. Oddly enough, his friends all believed him . . .
A man and his alien rescuer form an unlikely bond
The alien ships lit fires in the hills around L.A. Was it an invasion or a mistake?
What I Did to Blunt the Alien Invasion
He knew the alien invasion was under way, but no
one would believe him
Some Strange Desire
They use us to sustain their centuries-long lifespans — and in return they fulfill our most intimate fantasies
The world was coming apart. So was their marriage. And then a doorway opened to another world
A young man gets the travel opportunity of a lifetime
— if he chooses to take it
They’re Made Out of Meat
Why haven’t the aliens contacted us? Maybe this is the answer
The First Contact with the Gorgonids
An ill-matched American couple encounter something unexpected in the Australian outback
Amanda and the Alien
A teenaged girl teaches a space creature a thing or two about life on Earth
Mr. Goober’s Show
Two siblings spent a summer watching a bizarre TV show on a set that wasn’t plugged in . . . and were never the same
Dr. Tilmann’s Consultant
A specialist in nervous disorders can’t help his most damaged patients — until a mysterious visitor arrives
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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Can one great artist dream into being a grand career for another?
What other lives might the Lindbergh baby have lived?
The Final Remake of The Return of Little Latin Larry
An encounter with a legendary performer of the past doesn’t quite match expectations
The Death of Heroes
Things can be complicated for a vampire with a family to take care of . . .