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Less than five hundred years ago the microscope and the thermometer hadn't been invented. Less than two hundred years ago x-rays were an impossible dream and no one had heard of a vaccination for rabies. Less than fifty years ago no one had heard of DNA and there was no vaccine to prevent measles. Less than five years ago cloning was still an impossibility and the risk taking gene hadn't been identified. Whoever said "we do the improbable immediately, the impossible takes a little bit longer" was right. As a society we've already done the improbable, and have only the impossible to look forward to.

I, for one, can't wait to see what the future holds, both the good and the bad, which is why I love to read science fiction and science fantasy. Nowhere else, except maybe your daily newspaper, can one find the impossible. Science fiction and science fantasy writers don't just imagine the impossible they make it real. They make it understandable. They make it something that can be touched and embraced. Where else can one imagine life on a different planet, a different reality, or our current world as it deals with some amazing new discovery?

The problem with science fiction and science fantasy, and it's a truly horrible problem, is that there is too much of it. It's no longer possible to read it all, and what's worse, some of the best fiction is hidden away on various hard to find Internet sites like TSA-Talk. Some people limp along reading the many mainstream magazines and e-zines that try to provide a little bit of everything with the usual unsatisfactory results. There's never quite enough of what you really want to read about but there's all sorts of stuff you could have done without.

That's why we created TSAT. Here we hope you'll find the best of a specific type of fiction, transformation fiction. In this e-zine we offer new fiction and the occasional reprint from the TSA-Talk Archives describing people and things that change. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a rabbit, to be able to change shape in some more drastic manner than weight gain or loss? Have you considered the implications of full body morphing? Come join us. We're waiting for you.

Jeffrey M. Mahr
October 17, 1998

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