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.