On an Earth rebuilding from an apocalypse, the star of the Spiff Blasthandy show, the most popular drama of the day, must recover from a public scandal while simultaneously dealing with personal loss and tragedy. As the virtual world gathers to spit on everything in his life, the demons of his past rise and threaten to destroy his life. He must question everything in order to survive
Two stories of alien villains in a galaxy at war. The first deals with a space pirate serving a life sentence in a military prison on a bleak planet. Rather than rot away for the rest of his life, he makes one last desperate attempt to escape. The second deals with a hidden cult on a planet dedicated to pacifism. The leader of this ancient religion must do anything he can to prevent exposure.