and seven other short stories
This collection includes eight short science fiction stories.
Everything Except Humans
I’m the Maintenance Man
The Death of Workshop Betty
Of Parrots and Pigeons
The Death of Innocents
The First Day in Her New Life
The Medic of the Crow City Mining Coop
The Mermaid of Ellis Prime
Events echo across worlds.
Bloody civil war on one version of Earth? Devastating plague on another? Economic free fall on a third?
The Bureau of Interworld Stabilization ensures that Prime, Earth Prime, remains just that: stable.
Free of unnecessary, unwanted disruption—or as much as BIS can control. By paying attention, identifying the small things, and intervening.
It takes a unique person to succeed as a BIS Field Agent, trained to travel to the alternate worlds beyond the Gates. It takes brains. Adaptability. And courage.
And a very special person to operate those Gates, to anchor the energies of the universe.
Don’t forget about the support staff. Trained to identify the critical flap of a butterfly’s wing.
All linked by the genetic quirk to see the Gates, travel the Gates, and work the Gates.
Meet the Agents of BIS.