Eleven stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
- Roak is plowing his fields when he receives The Call.
- Harry Hunter is making an ordinary freight run when his ship's computer breaks down.
- Steph Jurdan is living out his life in obscurity when a journalist finally tracks him down.
- Cheryl Hemming and Ann Furlan are on vacation when they make a wrong turn.
- Craig Vanson discovers the future is both familiar and unrecognizable.
- Senior Guild Pilot Jane Henderson, recuperating from a routine run, wakes up somewhere else.
- Billy and Red try to figure out what use to make of a discarded time machine.
- Sha'nel makes a futile offering to the gods on the very eve of war.
- Fleet Commander Pitjara trips a mousetrap with his fleet.
- Junior Guild Pilot Mulga must enforce the Guild's Penalty Clause, for the very first time.
- Computer programmer Maki gets an unusual assignment, with far-reaching consequences.
Adamant and other stories contains the novella Adamant, the novelette On Purpose, a flash-fiction serial in ten parts, six other science fiction short stories, and two fantasy short stories. This is the author's first published fiction.
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