Collected here for the first time are seventeen stories from World Fantasy and Hugo Award nominee Warren Lapine. These stories are diverse and imaginative, compellling and exciting, as they take you down paths you might never have found on your own. Here you'll meet astronauts, famous dead rock stars, cyborgs, vampires, mercenaries, dragons, knights, artists, clones, aliens, and much, much more. Lapine ranges effortlessly from hard sf to dark fantasy and back again. And since each story has an afterword where Lapine explains how it came to be and what it means in the context of his varied career, you can get a glimpse into the creative process that produced these works.