In this collection of sf, fantasy, and myth, the Three Fates are down to only One Fate, and does She need some help! A man-eating ogress wins her prince through her fine culinary skills. A theater professor travels back in time to find Shakespeare was just a spear-carrier. A singer curses a city of fairies for their murderous xephobia and geneticists and shamans pool their talents to make a demi-goddess to save the dying environment.
Cynthia Joyce Clay was judged to be a computer program on Shakespeare at the First Loebner Prize Competition of The Turing Test. The Competition was filmed as part of a PBS Scientific Frontiers episode and aired internationally. Clay was a member of The American Repertory Company. She was invited to Russia to deliver her paper, The Application of Vector Theory to Literature and Drama at the international conference Languages of Science, Languages of Art. She holds a BA in theater from Brandeis University and an MFA from the University of Georgia and attended the National Theater Institute at the O'Neil Center. She is to be included in the 60th Who's Who in America.