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In 2020, the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus came and our lives changed.

We all quarantined. We shut down our economy. And we made sure to keep a distance of at least six feet in an effort to keep the virus from killing as many people as we could save.

In the midst of this, the speculative fiction authors within this volume began to think about what life looks like if the quarantine doesn’t leave. What happens if the illness keeps us all on restriction. Who will end up breaking that restriction? What will be their consequence? How will we exist, as a society, if we must keep our social distance?

Blackbox Protocol

Being a PI in the high-tech, magical city of Manzala requires more than street-smarts.

Martin Aten makes do with a lifetime of experience in software engineering. Accompanied by the voice of his wife Jean and his memories of days gone by, he lives each life day-to-day, just scraping through.

But every once in a while, a job comes along that’s bigger than it looks. And when the city’s most successful techno-dwarf hires Martin to recover a stolen, prized personal possession–the job already looks massive.

From the dingy back-streets of Manzala to the planets beyond, this case is going to take Martin farther than any other case before. The hunt for a stolen item brings him new friends, new enemies, and–if he’s very, very lucky–the chance to save Manzala from a danger it doesn’t know is descending on it.

Regardless, he knows he’s not returning to Manzala the same man who left it.

Grace Under Fire

Grace Moore is a Seattle woman with a unique sense of fashion, an obsession for delicious and exotic food, and a highly illegal magical ability to change the reality around her.

When the summoners in nearby Spokane are wiped out, her own Grove pulls her from a cushy research position and sends her as an understrength, token response to the attack.

Coup De Grace

High school graduation is an exciting time for anyone. But for Robert Lorents, who spent last fall pissing off a demon and upsetting the balance of power in an intricate, underground network of summoners, ‘exciting’ has taken on a whole different level. Now he’s balancing senior projects with a demon-banishing side gig – and his mentor, Grace, can’t even stir herself to help him out. She’s off to Las Vegas and other places on “Grove Business” or some rubbish.

Robert Lorents has done it all. He beat back the demonic Cythymau’s invasion of our world. He’s rescued Andrea, the damsel who’d haunted his thoughts for a year. And, while doing all of that, he’d still managed to graduate high school and get himself into college.
But everything has its price, and for Robert that cost has been heavy. The aftermath of the battle left law enforcement on high alert, just as eager to kill as to capture summoners. New laws are being put into place to hunt down summoners everywhere. And sure, the Spokane Grove’s ranks have been bolstered by a couple of additions, like Grace’s best-bud Amy—but it also includes Robert’s new boss/attempted assassin. Add to that a summoner who can barely move a piece of paper around and a hyper-enthusiastic thirty-foot hedgehog/raccoon spirit with tremendous power and even greater boundary issues.

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