From the outer limits of the imagination,"The Warlord of Saturn's Moons", a Nebula Award nominated story, written by Eleanor Arnason. This unique tale of rockets and ray guns, evokes the early styles of pulp science fiction, and will be read by Professor Ginger Kitty. A dashing, red haired heroine in a rocket sled, pursued across the frozen surface of Titan by the deadly forces of an evil warlord, is just the beginning of this, our first story of the evening. Also, Fortunato reads the short story "Useful Phrases", by Gene Wolfe. A lonely, used book store owner discovers an strange little book that is filled with peculiar phrase written in an unfamiliar foreign language.
A barge is found drifting into a lock along a French canal, on board are discovered two corpses, a man and a woman, both hung. Inspite of an arrested suspect, the case resists resolution. Chief Inspector Magriet is called in from Paris to look for the solution. The inspector locates the local cafe, which proves to be the heart of the canal community, and settles in to drink some local wine, listen to everyone's story of events, observe the flow of life along the canels, order some more wine, and figures out the truth. This classic detective story is read by Professor Kitty, and hosted by Fortunato.