A post-apocalyptic society built in the darkness of underground caverns finds its world-view tested when strange monsters emerge, bringing with them a terrible screaming silence.
A child is shocked by what he sees, flees to the city, but is brought back to live with his increasingly deranged parent. Hope seems lost, until the arrival of a strange record-taker with a gun.
When he delivers an occult tome to an old woman in Queens, a street-smart hustler opens a door to deeper kind of magic and attracts the attention of things best left sleeping…
Industrialist Simeon Krug’s dream is to contact the source of an alien code broadcast to Earth, building his communications tower on the backs of android servitors yearning for their freedom.
The investigation of a deadly alien artifact on the Moon leaves its investigators shattered, broken men—until the perfect man is found to plumb its mysteries.
The Snow White fairytale recast through the lens of the gritty Old West, an enchanting glimpse through the looking glass at guns, blood, women, and race.
A plague threatens to doom all of humanity, but a cure may lie on the planet Grass—a world of boundless prairie ruled by elitist aristocrats and their demonic mounts.
Avice Benner Cho returns to Embassytown, home of the enigmatic Hosts and soon to be a flashpoint as cultures, factions, and even languages come into conflict.
3rd anthology in the Universe series. Stories by Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg, Edgar Pangborn, Gordon Eklund, Ross Rocklynne, and Edward Bryant.
The United States has capitulated, sealing its defeat against the Communists. But when one dairy farmer discovers a lost state secret, the world may be freed again…
At the age of 650 miles, Helward Mann begins an apprenticeship with the Futures guild that will alter the course of the city of Earth forever. (What the hell did I just read?)