On the world of Isuna even summer is cold, seasons last 300 years, and only the swift-moving twilight region is comfortably habitable.
Mikaena is a member of a twilight caravan, a nomadic family group which follows rigid customs to ensure survival in a precarious environment. When she rescues a wounded foreigner, Mikaena discovers that she must stand against clan law, and against her own father’s wishes, if they are to survive the onset of winter.
But violating tradition, it turns out, is not enough. Dreadful storms accompany the climate changes, rampant plague spreads through the caravans, and Mikaena soon finds herself on a perilous journey to seek technological aid from the foreigner she saved and the ancient order to which he belongs; an order which is willing to slay Mikaena, her people, and most of the world’s populace in order to ensure its own survival.
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The kingdom of Helsiod stands at the brink of disaster. Foreign armies camp at its borders, willing to trample Helsiod’s populace in a brutal three-way quarrel. And if Helsiod falls, the Gates to the DemonWorld will be left undefended.
Desperate to aid her people, and fully aware that Helsiod does not have the resources to stave off the coming onslaught, young Danika seeks safety in the practice of forbidden magic — and in a dangerous bargain with the Demon Lords her royal house has sworn to imprison.
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Barry Bradfield grew up wearing a prosthetic leg. And the leg grew sentient because it was attached to Barry Bradfield. Now they’re the owners of several mega-corporations and the only friends of a twelve-year-old girl who doesn’t know Barry is dying.
Coming soon in MIT’s Technology Review science fiction anthology.