Cyrus McGreevy loved money, especially the old-fashioned kind he could hold in his hands. He'd do anything to make more
— even save the world.
E. S. Strout
Without the experimental treatment, Mike Norman would die. His parents wanted their son to live — but they could never have
imagined what they thought were side effects.
Earth needed the resources that Mars could supply, enough so that little things like personal freedom were viewed as luxuries. If
you couldn't escape the Draft, your ass belonged to MarsEx… and all you could hope for was to work your way up the Levels,
closer to the surface.
The mission to search for life on Titan was a One-Way — reserved for terminally-ill volunteers like Jake Youngblood. Some
people opposed One-Ways because they thought they treated people like Jake as expendable… but Jake didn't care.
Sarah and Judith were analogs — different versions of the same person in different worlds, leading lives that were
often similar. Sarah was aware of the connection, and sometimes she saw trouble coming for Judith that she had already experienced.
The urge to meddle was irresistible…
"Jim" — a semi-autonomous combat robot — had been in the field a long time, running Reconnaissance and
Extermination missions against the insurgents scattered around the villages and caves, capturing new weapons as old ones were damaged
or ran out of ammunition. His Heuristic artificial intelligence let him learn and adapt to new situations, which was fine, as long as
Command could send him Orders…
The modified soul "Yin" had to find a way to rescue her friends before the witch (who preferred to be called the Red
Goddess) finished stealing their souls. Luckily, she knew which dry cleaner would be processing them!
Kriss and Shaeler were tourists of a sort, visiting Earth to experience the superstorm they knew was coming. Kriss wore a borrowed
human body, while Shaeler was only in projected form, an insubstantial wraith that bore a remarkable resemblance to the marble satyr
at the entrance to the library.
The Last War Dance
When two boys disappeared from their neighborhood in New Cambria City, then returned with a fantastic tale of time travel, aliens,
and rescue by an old Native American, almost nobody believed them. But Roger and Mike had been through the same thing when
they were young — and they knew what was coming next.
The Saga of 'Turim: Servant,
Jay T. Bucka
'Turim and eight other young members of the Clan of the Cougar were taken by the Varnin, supposedly as hostages to ensure that
their Clan would yield to Varnin rule. But the Varnin did not waste the potential it saw in its bondservants, and 'Turim was
destined for greater things.