Human for A DayBook - 2012
IAN TREGILLIS * JAY LAKE * SEANAN McGUIRE * ANTON STROUT * FIONA PATTON * ERIK SCOTT DE BIE * DYLAN BIRTOLO * TANITH LEE * LAURA RESNICK * JEAN RABE * TIM WAGGONER * EUGIE FOSTER * JODY LYNN NYE * KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH * DAVID D. LEVINE * JIM C. HINES
Here are sixteen original tales that examine what is means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects. If you were an intelligent robot would the opportunity to become human for just one day be worth the risks? And what would the consequences be at the end of that day? If a magic spell switched a vampire and a teenage girl into one another's bodies would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment? And what if only one of them wished to switch back? What tests would an angel face if transformed into a mortal for a day? Can a statue brought to life protect its turf? Will becoming a man for just one day put an end to a pet's happy home life?
These are just a few fo the inventive stories-some humorous, some sad, many thought provoking, and all unique-to be found in HUMAN FOR A DAY.