Stories by a Nebula Award winner: “Gerrold proves that he can do all the things that made us love Heinlein’s storytelling—and often better” (Orson Scott Card).
In “Franz Kafka, Superhero!” Kafka employs his unusual metamorphosis to fight evil throughout the world—and take on Sigmund Freud. Two characters who hope to better themselves experience “The Seminar from Hell”—while “The Firebringers” features Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Stewart as soldiers charged with dropping the first atom bomb. A team of anthropologists struggles to understand the artifacts of a mysterious alien race in “Digging in Gehenna.”
With wit and imagination, the stories in this volume range from alternate-history adventures to meditations on exploration and the fight against evil—and represent a showcase for the amazing imagination of the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author renowned for writing the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.”