Sellenria: The Starship and the Citadel
How does an archaeologist from a star-faring society deal with a world of legends and impossible creatures?
Archaeologist Stenn Gremm wanted to solve the mystery of his ancestor’s disappearance. Instead he found himself stranded on a forgotten planet, his equipment destroyed, facing a creature made of clay that was trying to kill him. All the archaeological digs that he had led via telepresence hadn't prepared him for his first real planet!
Rescued by the enigmatic and deadly swordswoman Gilwyr, Stenn faces life in this medieval society. His training in swordsmanship and court intrigue is cut short when the heir to the throne is killed. Fleeing with Gilwyr and their mentor, Ox, Stenn begins a journey of discovery, both of the world and of himself. Who are the reclusive Kir Leth who raised Gilwyr? What is the truth behind the legend of the warlock named the Grimmerroth? Can Stenn and his companions prevent a re-enactment of an ancient conflict?
Blending elements of hard SF and Fantasy, this is a tale of self-discovery, set in a journey through a fantastic land. All legends have a kernel of truth, but the full story can be surprisingly different. As the War of the Grimmerroth appears destined to replay itself, Stenn and Gilwyr must struggle to transcend their roles. The last war devastated the planet; this time it could extinguish all life on this unique world.
Croxton had a reality distortion field a mile wide. When he persuaded his colleague, Howe, to tour neighboring universes to ensure their stability, Howe didn't know what he was getting into, until he started going home to different versions of his wife…
A short science fiction story set at a modern-day accelerator laboratory, with a healthy dose of humor.