Two short stories- Death Spiral: A woman tries to keep her daughter from being forcibly enrolled in a Christian Nationalist Party school. Leda and the Swan: Tully would do anything to rescue a priceless work of modern art from Civil War America, including smuggling large quantities of a new designer drug.
Two short stories- Exchange Rate: The authorities are closing in and an alternative media figure has to decide if she’s willing to fight for the ideals she stands for on her show. Nutrient Slop: A militiaman is chosen for a special mission, but when things go wrong, can he trust his superiors to do the right thing?
Two short stories- Shopkeeper's Daughter: Sir Karl is up for a promotion, all he has to do is kill an innocent person. Theoretical Substances: An official Christian Nationalist Party report on some very strange experiments going on in a research lab in Pittsburgh.
Two short stories- Free Soup: When a homeless man and a young girl go to a soup kitchen run by a UFO cult, they find out that there’s really no such thing as free soup. The Many Iterations of Kendra Dixon: A brain surgery reveals the true nature of time to Kendra Dixon and allows her to freely roam all possible versions of her life.
Two short stories- Founding Fathers: An increasingly desperate school teacher tries to locate a missing student. The Accompanist: In a nightclub in what’s left of Las Vegas, he plays piano for a singer named Carrie Masters, but the piano isn’t the only thing getting played.
Two Short Stories- The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge: A new bio-weapon has the town of Rainbow Ridge under military quarantine, but some members of the community have no intention of waiting around to die. For the Future: A wounded veteran finds a group of likeminded people with plans to change the world.
Two short stories- Abuelitas: The future of Pacifica hinges on an election, the election hinges on an endorsement, and the endorsement hinges on a favor -what could be more simple than a favor? Cat Fancy: A young man investigates the theory that a major corporation is putting people-meat in its cat food.
Two short stories- Inoculation: The Conglominatrix Financial Group is investing heavily in a young filmmaker, but before he takes their money he wants to know what they’re getting out of the deal. Marionettes: After two friends are liberated from prison, their plans to get to California are complicated by suspicion and fear.
UFO cults, mass suicides, clones, designer drugs, brain-implants, propaganda, mind control, war, politics and conspiracies big and small -this collection contains all 20 previously published Second Civil War stories.