In a corner of the galaxy far far away, Dr. Cy Berger, operating the first interplanetary veterinary service, lands on Lupus IV where he and his crew are tasked with reversing a DNA defect that prevents young werewolves from shape-shifting like their parents. Since this problem was due to Cy’s previous attempt to save the Lupan society from genetic extinction, he must shoulder the blame. If he fails to correct the defective gene in the offspring, the sentient race will turn feral, and he will be dog food.
When the interstellar Galactic Circle Veterinary Service is asked to deal with an “unusual medical problem,” Dr. Cy Berger’s empathic synapses kick him into self-preservation mode. The planet Crevasse’s Grand Canyon may be unique with respect to its geology and native fauna, but Berger learns that some things in the universe, including diseases, never change.
In a far away corner of the galaxy, Dr. Cy Berger, operating the first interstellar veterinary service, lands on a world where he and his assistant are tasked with saving a young dragon with congenital heart disease. Failure is not an option as the dragon’s fire-breathing parents promise to make him guest of honor at the dinner table—roasted, with an apple in his mouth—if their son dies.
In a small Colorado town, a teenager and his school friends investigate a series of bizarre deaths in which desserts and other sweets were used as murder weapons. The kids discover that there is a breach between the underworld and the mortal plane that has allowed a demon to cross over, a demon with a sweet tooth who must be stopped before he destroys the town.