A Little Human Ingenuity
By WILLIAM HUGGINS
The Rake, the last great champion of the Game—a bloodsport recreating mankind’s battles against alien foes—is given an opportunity to face those old foes once again!
The Burning Fish
By JIM BREYFOGLE
Seeking out the Burning Fish for a client, Mangos and Kat instead find a strange cult of folk devoted to a simple life—who would kill before giving up their secrets!
For I Have Felt a Fire in the Head
By ADRIAN SIMMONS
Irish prince Maenach MacScannal faces the hordes of the Danes on the bloody fields of mag sé liathdaimh, armed with his faith and his blade, Takes-The-Hand!
By MARIE BRENNAN
An anthropologist seeks to solve the mystery of Chalchihuitlan’s “grinding woman.” What’s her significance? What is it that she grinds? For what does she wait?!
Pale Moon’s Bride
By VILLE MERILÄINEN
Her parents have been driven to madness, and her siblings are dead by their own hand—what unearthly curse has afflicted Amanda Corrine Dubois’ family?!
Pawn to the Queen
By CHRISTINE LUCAS
At his mentor’s dying request, the High Priest of Anubis must right a dreadful wrong—recover and return the canopic jars of Queen Tetisheri to end a curse!
People of Fire
By JENNIFER R. POVEY
A sinkhole swallows a research expedition in Siberia, and only one woman survives! Beneath the earth’s crust, in halls of fire, Peri finds a lost civilization!
By SPENCER E. HART
Slayer-Of-Wolf’s hunting party is alarmed when a mysterious fire falls from the sky—stranger still is the mysterious blue woman he finds where the fire has landed!
By KEN MCGRATH
Serenity Deadline has been hired to jack the Doomsday Shard, a deadly piece of hardware that could end the world—but she’s not the only woman after it!
By REBECCA DEVENDRA
The colonists of Titan have been a fierce and independent lot since breaking away from Earth—some with a grudge might even resort to murder to stay independent!
The Handover of the Scepter of Greatest Regret
By HAL Y. ZHANG
The war and killing is finally over, and all that’s left is the ceremony to commemorate the peace—except the alien ambassador has died just before showtime!