Future Crimes

Crime and Punishment—21st century style.

An anthology of classic and critically acclaimed stories about the felonies and offenses law enforcement authorities will face in a future that's closer than we realize. High-tech identity theft that carries remarkable consequences . . . Mutant con men devising an ingenious alien scam . . . A private detective with headquarters on the moon . . . A world where being late is punishable by death . . . A lone cop battling a cyborg Mafia don . . . Art thieves operating on the blazing surface of Mercury . . . CRIME HAS AN INCREDIBLE FUTURE. At the dawn of the new millennium, the criminal world has become more high-tech, more complex, and more unpredictable. Now, take one small step forward into the future with these classic and acclaimed stories from a stellar and diverse group of masters who imagine—beyond all imagining—what's waiting on the dark mean Streets of tomorrow.

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 2003

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-62579-112-2

Copyright 2013 by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books