Ursa Major, The Great Bear
by Phil Geusz
Christopher Speiss is a bright young man born in the waning years of the 19th century. With magic's return great forces are gathering, and Christopher is Marked to be a familiar, a font of magical power. Christopher must decide in only a few short weeks if he will be free and human, or allow himself to be transformed into a well paid, but legally owned animal for the rest of his life.