If Angels Fight includes fourteen stories written over the last twenty-five years, beginning with Bowes' first published short fiction, "On Death and the Deuce." These stories deal, among other things, with time travelers in 1950s U.S. suburbia, vampire fashion design, and the marriage of Heaven and Hell. Many are set in various incarnations of New York City.
Four of these stories appeared on Nebula short lists. "There's a Hole in the City" won the Million Writers and International Horror Guild awards. The tile story "If Angels Fight" won the World Fantasy Award.