Cover of: Human for a day | Martin Harry Greenberg, Jennifer Brozek

About the Book

From the back cover: Here are sixteen original tales that examine what it means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects. If you were an intelligent robot would the opportunity to become human for just one day be worth the risks? And what would the consequences be at the end of that day? If a magic spell switched a vampire and a teenage girl into one another's bodies would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment? And what if only one of them wished to switch back? What tests would an angel face if transformed into a mortal for a day? Can a statue brought to life protect its turf? Will becoming a man for just one day put an end to a pet's happy home life?

These are just a few of the inventive stories—some humorous, some sad, many thought provoking, and all unique—to be found in HUMAN FOR A DAY.

These stories are authored by: Seanan McGuire, Ian Tregillis, Anton Strout, Fiona Patton, Dylan Birtolo, Tanith Lee, Jean Rabe, Tim Waggoner, Jody Lynn Nye, David D Levine, Jim C Hines, Erik Scott De Bie, Laura Resnick, Eugie Foster, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

About the Edition

Sixteen original tales that examine what it means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects.

Table of Contents

The mainspring of his heart, the shackles of his soul / Ian Tregillis
The blade of his plow / Jay Lake
Cinderella city / Seanan McGuire
Tumulus / Anton Strout
The sentry / Fiona Patton
Ten thousand cold nights / Erik Scott de Bie
Mortality / Dylan Birtolo
The dog-catcher's song / Tanith Lee
Mortal mix-up / Laura Resnick
Band of bronze / Jean Rabe
Zombie interrupted / Tim Waggoner
Beneath the silent bell, the autumn sky turns to spring / Eugie Foster
The very next day / Jody Lynn Nye
The destroyer / Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Into the nth dimension / David D. Levine
Epilogue / Jim C. Hines.

Edition Notes

Daw book collectors -- no. 1570


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS648.F3 H86 2011

The Physical Object

viii, 307 pages
Number of pages
7 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
5.8 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
LC Control Number

Check nearby libraries

Buy this book


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
July 17, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
October 6, 2018 Edited by Dianne Williams Added description, tags, physical details.
January 16, 2018 Edited by LeadSongDog Edited without comment.
January 13, 2018 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Internet Archive item record.