Genre: Science Fiction
Author: S. Joan Popek
Trade Paperback: Amazon.com, 162 pgs., $12.99
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Storylines in this collection: A fantasy voyage that puts a new twist on Alzheimer's disease; a drunk, as far down as she can go, is ready to give up until she meets a different kind of alien, right there in the gutter; a robot suffers from comical depression, and a bad case of religion; because of a long dead, prehistoric woman, two aging scientists give up their chance for fame and save a world; another world regains life due to one woman's faith; and a not-quite-virgin meets a dragon with a sensitive stomach.
"Being God Is Hard gave even my seasoned editors a chill, and it takes a lot to do that . . . This is not 'fluff' genre fiction, rather a thought-provoking array of stories laced with bold social commentary."
—Greg Gifune, The Edge
"Her best work yet."—Harvey Stanbrough, Pulitzer prize nominee
"S. Joan Popek is a rising new star in the (SF) genre."—Steve Algeri, Eternity Press