Dandelion Seeds: Karen Durning finds herself captain of a spaceship containing the last remnants of humanity: 500 nerds and one insane A.I. * Flesh and Blood: A super-intelligent A.I. refuses to do anything useful until it gets a precise definition of “harm”. * Temp Work: Retrieving artifacts from the past is tough work, but the hours are good. * Scaled Down: Dragons suddenly show up out of nowhere, and that’d be great, if they’d stop knocking over the trash bins. * Loaner: Rich dead people run the economy, and like to take the living out for joyrides. * Indistinguishable From Magic: If you inherited a potentially dangerous artifact, who’s the first person you’d call? * The Butler Did It: Robots are everywhere. Everyone’s got one. One small problem: Their A.I. is based on the brain scans of a serial killer. * Death Takes a Lunch Break: Encountering a skeletal figure in a hooded robe pretty much guarantees you’re not having a good day. * ...and 10 more stories I scribbled down in my spare time.