Plumed Serpent and Other Stories is a collection of 16 short stories that are mostly contemporary fantasy but also include several sci-fi pieces.
There are two stories about Maya Indian child musicians which form bookends at the front and the rear of the book. One story follows an Egyptian tourist cop as he confiscates an ancient statuette from some treasure-hunting tourists and finds that it
brings him special friends who help him out with his problems. There is a tale told by an American conservative about something strange and possibly terrible that is happening to liberals all over the country and a story about a schizophrenic who may or
may not have superpowers. Whatever your taste in speculative fiction, you are sure to find some stories here that you like. Dive in, and try them out! Also available as an e-book for half the price.