A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. On the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained — or lost in the desert along the way. And as the family drives — through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas — we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own.
Everything Change, Volume II features 10 stories from Arizona State University's 2018 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, along with a foreword by the lead judge, renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson.
Marie Mitchell, a Cold War FBI intelligence officer, joins an undercover task force to undermine Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary Communist president of Burkina Faso, who she secretly admires and comes to love, in a novel inspired by true events.
Her name is Mirai Yoshida. She was not born in Japan. She is not supposed to be in 1864.
But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
Cities and families make up our lives in equal measure: both never stop changing, and both can protect us, hold us — or cut us to the bone. For Mary Forrest, 29, her city and her family are deeply entwined. As her city, her mother, and the other touchstones of her life start to fade away, Mary looks for hope in astrology, men, friends, and work. But when all seems lost, it's time to stop looking for happiness outside, and start looking for the guiding stars within.
Elegiac and elegant, this new edition of Sara Gran's first novel is introduced by the author.
Fixie Farr has always lived by her father's motto: "Family first." And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. Until a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment.
Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically nothing. As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town ... and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather.