Jet is a 19-year-old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth. Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from the culler ships. No one knows where the ships take the people they abduct, but they never return. When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard way...and end up living among the very creatures that have enslaved her.
Between bouts of babysitting a nine-year-old alien with a sometimes - dangerous crush on her, Jet spends her days training for the Rings, the televised Nirreth obsession that involves watching humans navigate perilous courses filled with both real and virtual enemies. As Jet is the first female human ever to run in the Rings, everyone fully expects her to die in the first round... or at the very least, to do so poorly that the judges, the infamous Rings Board, will kick her out even if she survives.
We all look up at the moon and wonder. And maybe dream. For centuries, the moon filled our imaginations. Eleven professional writers took those dreams and set original stories on moons scattered all over the galaxy. Yet, as the dreams of centuries, every story holds a human touch. From a mythical man fulfilling a childhood wish to a fantastic addition to Kristine Kathryn Rusch's best-selling Retrieval Artist series, this volume of Fiction River allows you to travel to 11 different moons without leaving the comfort of home.
What if Hitler and Churchill were actually playing out an age-old battle between two rivals that had been incarnating together over and over across time? Exploring roles from evil to good to lazy and decadent in an attempt to understand the human experience, one of these beings seems destined to destroy the other, no matter what the circumstances, no matter how much the world changes over time.
"A short yet very deep listen."
Suki thought she knew what she'd signed up for when her pal, Rishi, invited her to a corporate party at one of the new alien fetish clubs. The new "must have" experience for the uber-rich and uber-bored supposedly involved sex-starved aliens who could give orgasms just by looking at a person. But when Suki arrives, she soon finds out that the clubs are really about something else entirely.
What if you could re-experience the life of anyone you wanted, just by looking at a photograph? What if the last person who should ever have that gift uses it to re-experience gruesome murders? Meet our not-hero. He claims to never kill with his own hands, but even serial killer aficionados get bored...especially when they run out of A-material. When he meets Jack, another loner psychopath who shares his 'peculiar interests,' it might be a marriage made in heaven...but what does Jack want exactly? And even if Jack likes the crime, will he do the crime while our hero watches?
A squad of soldiers takes a ride out to the middle of nowhere, thinking they're being punished for posting pictures of the Lieutenant's old lady. But in an empty stretch of desert lives a cave where they stumble across a man whose presence they can't explain...who speaks in riddles and seems to know them. Before they can figure out what he wants, they're already marked men.