Rings with Truth!" writes Amazing Stories of Jean Marie Stine's science fiction. In this first-ever collection of her shorter work, you will discover why The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction hails her work as "razor-blade fiction" and the award-winning fantasist Fritz Leiber said she writes with "passion, pain, real pluck [and] a good eye for physical detail." Here you will find novelettes and shorts from Amazing Stories, Galaxy, Pegasus, SF Sagas, and other top-flight publications. Meet the unforgettable Amy, a little girl with a doll, who lives where life is at its most dangerous -- "In the Canal Zone." What if God really was female? What if one woman had the power to make it so? Read about her world-changing decision in "Herstory." What is a woman? How many different kinds of woman are there? Discover one answer in "Jinni's So Long at the Fair," a peek into a dark harrowing future and a love that linked two ages. When a corrupt governor discovers there are some crimes even he balks at, his life is in danger and he must turn for help to the newest incarnation of the legendary sorceress, Marie Laveau. What is truth? Pontius Pilate wanted to know. One man finds out when he has an encounter on "The Darkside of the Moon." Then in "Phantom of the Aquarius," "Feelin' Bold," and "Reckless" you'll meet Sven Fort, a man fleeing a doomed future for an ideal past, who just can't help destroying the golden ages into which he flees. As a special bonus you will find "No Exit," co-written with Hugo and Nebula winner Larry Niven. "Stine exploits beautifully a full-blooded, taunt style which bears comparison with the best mainstream fiction." Foundation (U.K.) Jean Marie Stine is the author of the novel Season of the Witch, which mixed futurism, transgender issues and sex and which the editors of Science Fiction Review called "One of the 30 Most Important SF Novels of the 1960s." As an anthologist JM has edited Future Eves: Great Science Fiction About Women By Women; Time Enough at Last!: Stories that Inspired Classic Episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Tales of Tomorrow and Other Vintage SF Television Series; The Legendary Women Detectives; I, Vampire: 13 Chilling Interviews with the Undead, and Those Doggone Dogs, among others. As a science fiction and fantasy editor JM has been editor-in-chief of Galaxy magazine and Starblaze Editions, one of the pioneers of sf/f/h trade paperback publishing, and a consultant to Dorchester/Leisure and Carroll and Graf. Her other novels include A Day in the Life (The Prisoner #3), one of the three original novels commissioned by Ace Books based on the iconic television series, and Thrill City. Of two recent collections, one (Herstory & Other Science Fictions) rounds up JM's sf/f/h shorts and novelettes, and the other (Trans-sexual: Transgressive Erotica) presents her fiction on transgender themes. In the late 1960s, during the second and third seasons of Star Trek, JM worked for Gene Roddenberry on several projects, including writing the first ever catalogue of ST merchandise offered to the fan public and background material for a never-filmed Roddenberry production of Tarzan (when Gene was asked to take over the franchise) set in the 1920s and sticking closely to the early Burroughs' novels.