Issue #5: Who Are We, Without Family?

How do we define ourselves without parents, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, lifelong robot servants and loyal friends? Where do the lines cross? When are they the same? How do we know what we'd fight for? How do we know what we'd give up? How do we know when too much is too much?

The authors of Issue #5 — Philip K. Dick-nominated Cassandra Rose Clarke, James C. Wolf, Danielle McLaughlin and Sara Taylor — explore these questions in a medley of powerful, intimate stories. We join them in the snowy British Isles, the woods of the deep South, Hitler's Germany and in a hospital colony in the not-too-distant future.

Without family to tell our story, who would we be?

— Quinn