The shepherds made only two requirements of the crew on wherespace voyages: no sex, no violence.
So you're in the bookstore, browsing the science fiction shelves, and a back cover blurb catches your eye. "Winner of the Sidewise Award!" Or "Nominated for a Ditmar!" or "Two Time Winner of the Golden Duck Award!" If you're like me, your first reaction is "Huh?"
This week's poem is from a new series by Tim Pratt. It has everything good mythology needs—pain, hell and fish. Check next week for another in the series.