In the distant future most of the human race has fled a ravaged Earth to find new life on other planets. For those who stayed a lawless society remains. Technology has been renounced, and saints and sinners, lawmakers and sheriffs, travelers and gunslingers, abound.
What passes for justice is presided over by the High Sheriff, and carried out by his cruel and ruthless Deputy. Then a ship falls... [click here for more]
Things have a tendency to go wrong around privileged Twy and the whirlwind of violence that is Bess.
But can they hold it together for one fancy date at the hottest eatery around, on the most romantic day of the year? Probably not, but as they say, it's how you respond to adversity--or the bar fight your girlfriend starts because she's bored--that defines your character. And these two certainly have... [click here for more]
There is suffering for one’s art, and then there is this…
Ethin is a man on the run, driven by a censorious religious dictatorship from his homeworld and into the unlikely company of a mercenary Aslan trader, an inscrutable Marzian mechanic, and a medic who is surely too young for the life of a pirate.
With their aging free trader coming apart around them, Ethin and his fellow Travellers are... [click here for more]
John Fortune is a street kid made good. Thanks to a genius for maths and physics, he carves out a successful career in interstellar engineering. But there's something not quite right about John. Something not quite human. His one true friend, Frank Patterson, is sure he knows the secret. Frank can't afford to be wrong. Mankind's survival depends on it. This 10,000 word short SF story/novella is... [click here for more]
On October 2. 1936. the SS Orient Princess, a vessel of some 8,000 tons, put into Valparaiso carrying a cargo of timber and crude rubber from the Dutch East Indies. Immediately upon arrival, her captain, one Willem van Groot, was met by two members of the local police and Professor Thomas Wilmerson of Miskatonic University, the latter having flown to Chile in response to an urgent radio message sent... [click here for more]