RIKKI DUCORNET Introduction IRA SHER Lionflower Hedge LEENA KROHN The Son of Chimera ANGELA CARTER The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe KATE KASTEN Ever and Anon WILLIAM LUVAAS Lithia Park MICHAEL MOORCOCK The Third Jungle Book: A Mowgli Story MAUREEN N. MCLANE White Girl KIM STANLEY ROBINSON The Lucky Strike MARY MACKEY Third Initiation: A Gift from the Land of Dreams JANICE LAW Side Effects CAROLE ROSENTHAL The Concert Pianist's Flight STEPHEN SHUGART Making Faces JUSTIN COURTER The Town News CAROL SCHWALBERG The Midnight Lover TOM LA FARGE Night Reconnaissance SHELLEY JACKSON Short-Term Memorial Park PAUL PEKIN The Magnificent Carp of Hichi Street L. TIMMEL DUCHAMP The Tears of Niobe RIKKI DUCORNET Lettuce RANDALL SILVIS The Night of Love's Last Dance ALASDAIR GRAY Five Letters From an Eastern Empire ANNA TAMBOUR The Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball RUDY RUCKER The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics IRA SHER Nobody's Home LEENA KROHN The Ice Cream Vendor KAREN HEULER Jubilee Dreams BRIAN EVENSON An Accounting K. BANNERMAN Armegedn, or The End of the Word BRADFORD MORROW Gardener of Heart LAURA MORIARTY Maryolatry KEVIN W. REARDON The Cloud Room NOELLE SICKELS The Tree TERRY GATES-GRIMWOOD Nobody Walks in London GLADYS SWAN The Tiger's Eye JUSTIN COURTER Skunk MICHAEL ANDRE-DRIUSSI Old Flames in New Bottles CHARLIE ANDERS Power Couple, or Love Never Sleeps RIKKI DUCORNET Who's There? JEFF VANDERMEER The Secret Paths of Rajan Khanna MERCEDES SANCHEZ Dream Catcher ROBIN CATON B, Longing LAIRD HUNT Three Tales LEENA KROHN About the Henbane City STEPAN CHAPMAN Losing the War MARK WALLACE The Flowers JEFFREY FORD The White Man MICHAEL CONSTANCE Finding the Words LAURA MULLEN English / History URSULA K. LE GUIN The Birthday of the World MICHAEL MOORCOCK Cake
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