When an AI that monitors casino gambling in Reno taunts a magician by revealing all his tricks, the magician is determined to exact his revenge.
Wild Cards Universe. Adesina, known as "Morpho Girl," is used to handling the weird that is her everyday, but life has dealt her a tricky new hand. What's a newly-teenaged joker need to do to catch a break?
Fantasy || One is the Lady of the Waking Waters, an immortal mermaid. The other is a thief, who steals lives until a wish can be fulfilled, and a life-changing choice must be made.
A composer in an unstable city-state accidentally discovers the perfect singer for his work—a clockwork man—and sows the seeds of revolution.
Science Fiction || Near the vast steelworks of Karshad, a journalist has fallen in love with the residual personality of a metallurgist, but what will happen when realliance—and forgetting—comes?
A futuristic story about a high-ranking soldier in a criminal gang who has conflicting loyalties to his monstrous boss and that boss’s innocent young son.
Science Fiction || An engineer is caught up in the war between humans and mysterious creatures beneath the seas that are destroying coastal cities around the world.
Horror || It’s the same old story. Take a chance and pick up a hitchhiker...
A Wild Cards novelette, "Evernight" takes readers down to the depths of the Parisian catacombs.
A fantasy novelette about two brothers, both obsessed with movies—one a not-very-successful screenwriter, the other an academic.
An alien invasion comes to one man’s doorstep in the form of a story-creature, followed by death and rebirth in a transformed Earth.