A Nicaraguan vietnam-type scenario, with hallucinogenic drugs not helping the matter.
A mission on Callisto goes badly wrong, and a heroic gesture by a heroine saves the rest of the crew.
A disturbing human-alien symbiotic relationship.
An off-beat look at the laws of probability.
Experiments go terribly wrong, unleashing an unstoppable multiplying algae on the world.
Telekinetic love story.
Victor Apfel is a fucked-up Vietnam veteran, leading a quiet life. All that changes when his next door neighbour, Kluge, is found dead, slumped at his computer terminal. It initially looks like suicide, but Kluge is somewhat out of the ordinary. Lisa Foo is brought in to sort out the hacking activities which Kluge was involved in. Like Apfel, she too has old, deep scars. Kluge, is transpires, had gone beyond normal hacking, to getting into some very deep waters, and those waters threaten to suck in Apfel and Foo.
Cyberpunk with an oriental spice.
Fantasy – mysterious stranger with a map seeks a ship to take him along the river.
A senior politician receives a transplant from a patient in less favoured circumstances.
Human-computer interfacing leading to god-like powers.
In an attempt to get rid of internal demons, old native American Indian medicine/magic is invoked.
Elizabeth A. Lynn. At the Embassy Club.
Originally in : Omni, June 1984
Love story set against a background of alien civilization and politics.
The genetically enhanced are leaving the ‘norms’ behind. What price would a mother pay to ensure her in utero daughter has the best chance in life?
Hotelier tampers with the local seafood.
Ageing rock star feeds VR.
Terraforming as a sport.
Twins are used in an attempt to achieve a trance-like state necessary to summon God.
Ursula K. Le Guin. The Trouble with the Cotton People.
Originally in : The Missouri Review, VII (2)
A tale about trade.
Travels back in time to the 50s and meets the threat of BEMs.
The difficulties of being a Friend – an Entertainment Officer-cum-Counsellor-cum-Mr-Fix-It.
Colonial India, and a British wife succumbs to the Indian gods.
A young man makes a deal with the little folk to rescue his otherwise drown-dead love. But such deals are of course fraught with dangers.
An alternate history in which the pilot of the Enola Gay is unable to go through with his mission.