Candy Sparkles is a refugee from an endangered Earth who sold herself to Hector Jupiter's Traveling Curiosity Show to escape the mother world's fate. Now she's the most popular exotic dancer on Io, maybe on all The Moons. All of which is fine--except that Hector forces her to go service a very special client, a client who has the power to save the Earth. And Candy Sparkles is going to discover exactly what she really is.
Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.