"Prophecy is not a prediction of tomorrow. It is a description of the doom contained within today."Three stories of the end of American society, from one Tuesday, the 11th of September into the near future.Shock & Awe: "At the end of this story, a baby will be born, and touch off an insurrection. Before that, a woman makes breakfast."The Greening of Blue England: "It took three-quarters of a ton of plastique to get rid of all the box stores in Taft Corners."Spider's Dreams: "The rose is still unfolding, a thousand petals and every one scribed with tragedy, with enough grief to end the world."