This collection of short stories is a great way to introduce yourself to Fictionwise Author Of The Year Darrell Bain. The stories are annotated by the author and interspersed with excerpts from his popular newsletter as well as articles published elsewhere. Read about the little girl who can talk to animals, but no one believes her. About a young autistic boy who changes the world by playing with magnets. About an invasion by aliens who look like birds. Find out about the strange pets Neanderthals keep. Discover how a loser in the sex wars uses science to enhance his chances, with catastrophic results. Learn how the world ended - or did it? Laugh at the antics of authorities trying to corral a grade school supergenius who won't be stymied in her quest for knowledge. These and other stories will give you hours of reading pleasure as you delve into the fiction and non-fiction writing of Darrell Bain.