Short stories published in Asimov's Science Fiction.
Listing 100 stories.
During the buildup to the Cuban missile crisis, a sixth-grade boy in upstate New York accidentally interrupts a mechanical man from the future on a mysterious mission to prevent nuclear annihilation. The man entrusts this mission to the boy, who learns that to save the world he must kill a US Senator.
A middle-aged woman leads a traveling circus act through the Midwest featuring 26 monkeys who climb into a bathtub and disappear and then reappear on her bus after the show. The impending death of one of the key monkeys causes her to wrestle with the meaning of life.
A writer for the ’60s most famed and experimental television series watches the shows phantasmic creator choose between recluse genius and a quaint life of normalcy. Faced with stubborn alcoholism, a hit television series resemblant of the twilight zone, and a tree stump with questionably magical properties, the narrator watches cinematic wunderkind David Findley toe the line between brilliance and delusion.
A stint locked in the basement saves a young boy from unexpected danger. Living in his aunt's basement, a young boy imagines monsters coming to attack--until something much deadlier happens.
In an apocalyptic future, a team of undead time travel back to a doomed flight to rescue the passengers on board in a routine but elaborate mission. Getting the passengers through a portal is not easy without disrupting the fabric of space-time, but the passengers, healthy and alive, are the only hope to populate a desperate future world.
A young man leaves his traditional village behind to travel and work on distant planets. Throughout his interplanetary journeys, he must constantly reevaluate his understandings of truth, tradition, and love as he seeks a fulfilling life of his own, independent of what is expected from him.
After getting caught up in a barfight, a robot discusses his faulty plans for immortality with an engineering-savvy old man and his imaginative granddaughter.
A young, intersex outcast struggling to find their place in society finds solace in a beautiful visitor from another world. Despite having thoughts and motivations beyond human understanding, the two bond over their shared experiences and trauma, all the while battling ghosts from their past.
When a low-life janitor is framed for a brutal murder, a politician and his henchmen work to solve the case themselves.
After crash landing on the moon, a young astronaut must continuously walk towards the setting sun in order to power the solar panels that will keep her alive.