M. Resche is trapped in a land that is not his own, where mages move tiles the size of nations in a vast Game. The magic of the land is topomancy, the power of extra-dimensional knots, fractals, and tessellations. And Resche, well, he’s an art thief, wth some special skills that border on obsessions. (That’s not his real name, of course, nor is any other that he’s likely to give you.) To get home, he has to pit his skill against the mages.
Resche must search for clues to the great Game in an Astromancer’s observatory, a Fractalist temple, and a strange, dimension-straddling castle. The watchmaker and the jeweler might not be who they appear. And the woman who owns the local newspaper might prove an ally, or more, if little obstacles like the truth don’t get in the way.
The Ledger: The Tale of a Coroner and a Time Traveler
The corpse showed up with an ax in its head and a map in its pocket. Chaucer had not been born yet, and crimes were common in London that year. But when Bartolomeo the Coroner found pages sewn in the victim's jacket, pages in Bartolomeo’s own hand, he knew this wasn’t one of the common crimes.
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Viral: A Contagious Short Story
Stories are repeated. They evolve. They are cross-bred and spliced. Ideas take on a life of their own. The oldest legends appear in the latest retellings. One day, by design or accident, it had to happen…
You shouldn't read this. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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.
Lieutenant Yusmara is an unconventional starship pilot. She steers by rope and canvas, at least in metaphor. She’s at the helm of the Gemini as something pulls onto a parallel course. They are beyond the edge of Human space, and no Human ship has yet encountered intelligent aliens. The crew of the Gemini prepares for a historic encounter in which Yusmara is uniquely suited to play a role. They have no idea how strange it is going to be.
A short story set in the Sellenria universe.
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.