In “A Settled Grave,” having just buried one child, how far a young mother and her doting husband go to get another one?
In “Ivan Hogue,” an interplanetary hunter storms into a tavern on a mining outpost on Andula. He’s looking for a beast. Or a man. Or maybe a spirit. He isn’t quite sure. After all, one man’s god is another man’s monster.
In “An Elegant Gesture,” there is a fortune teller; a bent, crippled old man; and a post-apocalyptic setting — what could possibly go wrong?
And in Fire & Ice, a homeless veteran wanders the streets wearing the rag-draped bones of a reluctant prophet. He struggles with his ghosts as he vascillates between The World and his own reality, reliving the day he watched his best friend die. Does his very existence curse your life? It at least enables you the freedom to decide.
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