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An Alien in Japan. For the alien, Japan is a pretty alien place. There are all kinds of things which really defy comprehension. Such as dogs. Very strange creatures. Which prove to be edible. A science fiction SF story.

A Pilgrimage to Plaka Kalada  Ida Brahma is on a mission to the planet Plaka Kalada. Her problems? Well, if her disguise is penetrated then she may end up dead. That's one problem. The other one is Doctor Defrock. An SF story.

Bad Sex  Terrence Azlenabek is one of the most difficult people to deal with. He believes in telling the truth, regardless of the consequences. And the truth regarding this guy John Milton? Well, the tabloid press is making a meal of it. This is a science fiction clone SF story.

Basque  If the Basque language is to be studied in its ancient uncontaminated form, then the time travelers will have to get moving, fast. But are their observations innocent or genocidally destructive? This is a time travel SF story.

Consenting Adults  The rules of Business-Business are simple: keep your personal life out of it. But Burton wants to see Matilda again. He knows he might be putting his corporate career at stake. But, actually, it's rather more dangerous than that. An SF fantasy story.

Diving on the Wreck  Heineman does not have the temperament of a hero. Even so, he ends up diving on the wreck, struggling to save the lives of those not yet dead inside. This is adventure story is an SF diving story set in Chalakanesia.

Golgo Molgo  A love story and a dog story - if it's legal to keep a flesh-and-blood dog which annoys the hell out of your neighbors, how about a robot dog? That's our starting point for this SF dog story.

Life on Planet Earth  Landing at Fort Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, was the first totally inexplicable and utterly alien thing which the aliens did. After the invaders left, the people of planet Earth were left with something else which was extremely strange: each other. An SF horror story.

Lost in the Moid  Ida Brahma is lost in the waterless wastes of the moid when a potential rescuer appears. But rescue, if it comes at all, will come at a price. Does this teenage girl wish to pay this particular price?

Night on Bear Mountain   Roy Pajelva faces a crisis in the virtual reality world of Bear Mountain when one of the teenagers under his care seems to be dying of hypothermia. An SF horror story - an SF virtual reality fiction story.

On the Wings of a Cockroach  Jozanna Yu, poet, wakes up and finds she's been turned into a cockroach. Again. And she thinks she knows who's responsible. In fact, there's only one suspect - boyfriend Gregor Samsa. A fiction story about being a poet; a fiction story about writing poetry; an SF fiction story about creative writing.

Patriots  Even if you're a genuine patriot, and Jason is, that doesn't set you free from the need to play the game. And a pretty rough game it can be, too. A surveillance society SF story.

Quilting  Some people aren't asked if they'd like to become the enemy. They're just born into a particular community, and that seals their fate. Even so, quilting would seem to be a harmless enough hobby. But it's surprising what can be turned into a lethal weapon, if you're imaginative enough. An SF terrorism story.

Remembering Nagasaki   Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. But an individual act of recollection is no guarantee of safety in the face of a communal drive to destruction. A nuclear threat SF A-bomb story.

Swiss Toys  The question: can Switzerland's quest for world domination be halted? Or are the robots which have been unleashed by the Swiss just too much for the civilized world to handle? An sf story - an SF story about robot love - a robot SF story.

The Angel of the Seventh Apocalypse  Fran and Cobril were prisoners of the Memory Masters, the intelligent jellyfish otherwise known as the Kabila Yutenji. Because their memories were limited by a thirty-day decay rule, it was not easy to keep track of what was happening. An SF prisoner of aliens science fiction story.

The Dragon Zenphos - a dragon story set in the milieu of the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS - action overlaps with that of the WIZARD WAR novel (aka THE WIZARDS AND THE WARRIORS). A fantasy SF story with time travel elements.

The Suicide Bomber  He doesn't think of himself as a suicide bomber. Or even as a terrorist. He genuinely believes that terrorism is not the answer. But, day by day, he has less and less to lose, and more and more reason to take action. An SF story - a suicide bomber fiction story.

The Wrath of Babril Hestek - science fiction fantasy. A spacecraft is going to land on the planet of Velis Tantris. Burning all in its path. A priestess gets involved. Then a god. A short SF fantasy fiction story.

UFO Invasion - the Truth about Alien Abductions!!  Each year, millions of Americans are abducted by aliens. But why? This lightly fictionalized account of a TRUE STORY supplies the answer. A UFO story.

Upgrade - an SF horror story. This is fairly long, weighing in at 9,162 words. A story about Eric. When Eric was under interrogation by the police, he felt no stress. The police were nothing compared to the Institute. "What do you know about the body?" said the voice behind the light. An SF horror story.

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