These 13 tales twist the conventions of science fiction, mystery, horror, humor, and adventure into one gripping collection. In 'Green Ice' unassuming Mr. Ino is assigned to recover a missing extraterrestrial artifact, believed to be from the icy moon of Europa. 'The Devil's Hop Yard' is a sequel to H. P. Lovecraft's classic 'The Dunwich Horror'. The perils of being a too-avid book collector are illustrated in 'Whatever Happened to Nick Neptune'. A most peculiar visit to the bathroom and its ramifications on the safety of the sun yields the story 'Stream of Consciousness'.