|Counting Up, Counting Down|
|Cover artist||Istvan Orosz|
|Genre(s)||Alternate History, Science fiction, Fantasy|
Counting Up, Counting Down is a collection of short stories by Harry Turtledove. It is named after two of the stories appearing in the book, one called "Forty, Counting Down" and the other named "Twenty-One, Counting Up", both featuring the character Justin Kloster. The anthology also includes two Videssos stories: "The Decoy Duck" and "The Seventh Chapter". "The Decoy Duck" takes place before any other Videssos story. It was originally published in January 2002 by Del Rey as a trade paperback. Easton Press published a limited edition hardcover original. Del Rey released the mass market paperback edition in 2005.
List of stories:
- "Forty, Counting Down" (Justin Kloster Stories)
- "Must and Shall"
- "Ready for the Fatherland"
- "The Phantom Tolbukhin"
- "Deconstruction Gang"
- "The Green Buffalo"
- "The Maltese Elephant"
- "Ils ne passeront pas"
- "In This Season"
- "Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"
- "Goddess for a Day"
- "After the Last Elf is Dead"
- "The Decoy Duck" (Videssos Series)
- "The Seventh Chapter" (Videssos Series)
- "Twenty-One, Counting Up" (Justin Kloster Stories)