This is a collection of fifteen science fiction stories long and short, near and far future, high and low tech. A few have appeared previously in sci-fi magazines or anthologies but many have never been seen before. Some, like Skyball and Two Fools in Love, deal with people on the edge in a dystopian future. Others, like Finding the Future and Gays and Commies, deal with the way hope defines us even when things look their bleakest. Three of these stories are set in the author's Timesplash universe, the rest take place in worlds more or less plausible. All of them are about people like us, struggling to find love or salvation or even just a place to grow in a future they didn't make – just as we do now, in the future in which we find ourselves.