and other stories
A farmboy knows that if you plant sweet potatoes just right, you'll grow zombies that can work your fields. A would-be suicide ascends a volcano as part of corporate geomancy spectacle. A four-slice toaster muses on the meaning of life. A professor visits an oracle/prostitute to secure tenture at his university. A trickster god offers an old man new hope and an unusual beverage. A novice vampire struggles with how to survive the barest of powers. The last survivor of Atlantis redefines what's important in life. And that's just the beginning.
Hugo, Nebula, and Astounding Award nominee, Lawrence M. Schoen, long known for his light and humorous tales of science fiction, steps away from aliens and other worlds to explore the fantastic, giving a twist to some well-worn tropes, and conjuring up fresh surrealities for your delight. From academia to zombies, with some vampires, household pets, and fast food thrown in for good measure, this collection will have you coming back for seconds, because at the end of the day, it's all about the pie