This issue begins with David Carrico's story "Lex Talionis." It's got Marla and Franz, Gunter Achterhof, and a really hard question. Next is "The Men From M.A.R.S.: The Martians Are Coming." Kerryn Offord shows us how those Marines in Bavaria in 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught got there. Robert and Amanda Teeter bring us "Kudzu Werke—Safety First Always." This continues the late Karen Bergstralh's storyline. David Carrico concludes his serial with "Letters From Gronow, Episode 6." Charles E. Gannon and David Carrico give us the second installment in their non-fiction series about the rate of technological advance in "Time May Change Me, Part 2." Iver P. Cooper concludes his non-fiction series with "Fair or Foul, Part 4: Weather Analysis and Forecasting." Kristine Kathryn Rusch just wants her phone the way she wants it, in "Notes from The Buffer Zone: Get Off My Phone!"