A world fell into the void. It put down roots there. Somewhere in that world is Town. Its main urban center is Horizon, all overbuilt and Gothic. That's where Principal Entropy keeps his School. He's God or the Devil, the stories say, although they're a bit ambiguous on which. I started School about 5 years ago. I've known Kseniya pretty much that whole time---a foot taller than me, stronger than... [click here for more]
Deep under the world is Hans, who first made sense of things. Hans, who built the world from chaos. Hans the smith; Hans the farmer; Hans the dwarf. He was born into the numinous chaos; fell, as it were, into the sea of unformed impressions that was surging then and rising, falling, giving rise to constant abominations; he emerged therefrom, rose from that sea, and stomped the chaos into form. That... [click here for more]
If a storm sees itself, it can become a person. That's how people are made, after all---they notice themselves. They become aware of their own existence. Then they're really alive! Storms can do it. Wolves can do it. Evil puppets can do it. Humans . . . almost all of them do! But is it really such a good idea? To be a person is to be an unrefined thing. People are like raw ore---one thing, mixed... [click here for more]
Once upon a time, Bethany stole her way into the space beyond the space beyond the world, and from it she seized a hope dyed in fluttering red:
That in this world things would be OK.
That if she fought for what was worth fighting for; if she lived, and loved, and lingered well, then, in the end, everything would be OK.
That—that, to be a person in the world, it would be enough. ... [click here for more]
For too long the disciplines of thaumatic ursology and political science have held themselves apart, each asserting its own unique magisterium.
Isn't it time someone brought these two disparate fields to synthesis?
In this revolutionary collection of short stories from the first international symposium on magical bears in the context of contemporary political theory, Dr. Moran reports on such diverse... [click here for more]