Travel with seven talented authors as they glimpse through time into Humanity's future. Will mankind blossom and flourish, conquering the stars and time itself? Or, with selfishness, greed, and just plain bad luck send us all to the brink of destruction? The Cartographer by Samuel A. Mayo: Destined to chart the stars throughout the aeons, a team of vice map makers are thrust into a conspiracy to control the universe and time itself. Rescued as a child from the gutter by his mentor, a young cartographer travels in time to settle a treaty dispute, but finds far more than he bargained for-including his own sense of purpose. Fairykin by Ben Ireland: In a world where nature has ceased to exist, a tribe of fairies on the brink of extinction must fight for survival itself. But who will bear the ultimate cost? Eoghan willingly fills his role in the ruling family. However, when the fate of his tribe and possibly his race rests on his shoulders, can he bear to pay the price? Will he have a choice? Bred on diplomacy, Eoghan finds his deepest beliefs challenged when the actions of one rogue human pushes his race to the brink of extinction. Time out of Mind by Michael Cross: One young girl's cosmic connection to her grandfather's tragic past brings life and hope to the blackest days of the Holocaust. Obsessed with childhood visions, Chantel journeys to Europe in hopes of solving the mystery of a keepsake, and discovers within herself the ability to alter her grandfather's tragic past. The Hawkweed by Candace J. Thomas: Consumed with guilt, one girl fights to solve the riddle of her friend's murder and the disappearance of his brother-unaware of the price on her own head. Deep in nuclear winter, only the government's iron fist ensures survival of the human race. How far will it go to enforce its decrees? Will two young friends survive defying it? Spaceman in Time by Fischer Willis: Victor seizes the chance to return to the past and right a terrible wrong. Will he have the strength to do what he must, or will history repeat itself? Victor has spent a lifetime regretting his past, so jumps at the chance to change it. But, when his very presence alters events, it appears Fate has other plans. Human Era by Neal Wooten: Two grad students hurl themselves into the past with their wormhole techlogy. Their modern skills make them heroes, but do they truly kw where they are? Castles, motes, knights in shining . . . Kevlar? When two brilliant scientists invent a time machine, they discover just how little they kw about life, war, and the human race. Black Ice by S. P. Mount: Men have become mindless drones controlled by chip implants and a master satellite. Can one serial killer imprisoned for a thousand years give them the will to truly live? Detainee 001 had always been a charmer, but can he convince a benumbed populace and the satellite that controls them to free him from eternal imprisonment by granting him one wish: death?