By Piers Anthony

Alien Plot: a guy of our global is distributed around the obstacles of an alien size. His job is to infiltrate the local culture--But as soon as there he discovers that an alien plot of flooring can develop into home.This brand-new tale leads off a set of 16 stories via Piers Anthony--including 11 tales released right here for the 1st time in paperback!Also incorporated is an engaging essay on writers and writing, written with perception, and revealing many aspects of Anthony's notable career.Each tale in Alien Plot has an all-new creation through Piers Anthony.

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But he was in this fight, and he had to finish it. Van stalked the monster, stabbing repeatedly at the heads, first one, then the other, and swinging at both when he had the chance. The body and both heads maneuvered with marvelous cunning, avoiding every attack. But Van refused to quit, fearing that he would be finished if he did. He drove the dog steadily back from the cage. If he could get it far enough away so that he could lift out the boy— Then the dog disappeared. Van whirled—and spied the animal behind him.

Now you know," she breathed. "Now I know," he agreed, dazed. "Mommy did that on purpose," Tess said, giggling. "I knew that too," he confessed, having to smile. He understood that Tara was not trying to vamp him; she was just making her point. She was absolutely no child, where it counted. They stepped out of the house—and Tara was the girl again, the top of her short-haired head well below the level of his shoulder. She glanced at him obliquely, and smiled mischievously. Todd and Violet, facing the house, both laughed.

But the dog showed no sign of being liable to discouragement. Then Van had a bright notion. This was a magic scene. He had nulled the magic before simply by changing his name in his mind. If he could do the same thing here, the scene would revert to reality as this world knew it. Then he should be dealing with an ordinary dog, and that one he could handle. Duff, he thought. I am Duff. This is reality. It worked. The spell on him faded. He saw things as they were. The great odd trees became relatively small mundane trees.

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