Archie has a bunch of problems, all self-made – booze, money, women, but Archie also has the solution. A universal carnival mirror that’ll let him go back in time, with enough duration to fix any future mistakes after they occur.
Recently, Archie acquired another problem – all those other Archie’s. They appear after each use of the mirror and the more he tries to get rid of them, the more they multiply.
Across the galaxy, F’flavex finds herself blessed with a twenty-fifth alien life-form. She doesn’t understand where they’re coming from but she does know her 10-thousand hungry children are getting fed.