Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
The world is ever-changing.
Most men change with it, other men refuse to adjust, and a few men move the world with them. Whether in primitive days or the ends of civilization, these poor fools find themselves in the worst straits their lifetime had to offer. A gardener. A political writer. A prisoner. A slave. A detective.
They’ve all made their beds in the world, but some aren’t ready to lie in them just yet. Some will drag the world down with them if they can.
The rain started as a gentle mist at first, but it grew to a steady thrum against the pavement as the streetlights buzzed and flickered to life. Mark drew his heavy duster closer to shrug off the spatter and the wisps of New England winds that threatened an early winter. Even when he wasn’t running around as Agent Aftershock, Mark enjoyed the security the duster’s built-in armor offered. The glob of hair gel with which he had tamed his short hair threatened abandonment, so he threw his long legs into full drive as he jogged from the bus station towards the address scrawled on the letter he had folded neatly into his hip pocket.
And he marveled at the rain. This Earth was both like and unlike Methaldian Earth. He smiled a little.
Firstly, this is a sequel, which I didn't realize, but aside from the first story they all stand alone quite well. The stories are imaginative and varied, crossing and blending genres, taking place in various alternative world's that can be almost identical to ours or wildly fantastical.
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