These tales explore strange and alien modes of existence led by a diverse universe of beings: a compulsive gambler who wins a fortune and loses his world; a clone of Hitler who plots the retaking of the Falklands; the man who is jailed for his profession of remolding entire planets; a woman who was a Sphinx but who must now solve the riddle of life; a shoemaker whose elvish workers demand a monstrous wage; a murderer who must come to terms with a simulacrum of his victim--and many more. In this age of xenophobia and fear of The Other, these stories are wickedly funny. All are enormously satisfying for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Used availability for John DeChancie's Other States of Being
January 1999 : USA Paperback