A Map of Kex's Face
by Robin Wyatt
Roberto and his wife Sasha are busy acting out a bad campus novel in a recently seceded California when the known universe undergoes some fundamental changes. Campus administrator Kex is more than a human being, it appears, but also an avatar around whom mandala-like emanations revolve, frequencies whose meaning Roberto must discern if he is to legitimize his new Department of Cartography . . .