In 1328, Bruges is under siege by the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras―humans mixed with animals or armour, forged in the fires of the Hellbeast. A widowed wet nurse named Margriet de Vos leads a raiding party like Hell has never seen.
FTL travel? Time travel? Super-smart AI? Those are surely mere fodder for storytelling. Wild extrapolations.
Or not. TROPE-ING reviews the latest science relevant to popular tropes, illustrated throughout with SF (written and video) examples.
When a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur discovers a secret basement lab housing a mysterious device, his world begins to unravel as he embarks on a terrifying journey that asks fundamental questions about reality and free will.
Chanda Kasmira can’t save the planet Splendor from its coming destruction. She enters stasis, hoping to awaken to a brighter future. Instead, an even more difficult path lies ahead after CHANDA’S AWAKENING.
Forty-five visions of what might come to pass, from writers such as Richard Bowes, Janis Ian, and Harry Turtledove.
Sand cats speak, ghost bikes roll, corpses disappear, and hedge mazes are more bewildering than you’ve ever imagined. These 11 fantasy/SF stories are “quirky and original” (Publishers Weekly) and will take you deep into other astonishing realities.
After she reads a corpse pulled from the river, Detective and Death Witch Mallory Mors is visited by its waterlogged ghost. As the clues dry up, she’s attacked with magic even in her dreams. If she can’t close the case, she’ll never be safe again.
Eile and Sunny are two young ladies who travel to the Dreamlands of H. P. Lovecraft, where they have heroic fantasy adventures. With a foreword by Elisabeth Waters, editor of the Sword and Sorceress anthology series.
Eile, Sunny, and Differel are spies. Their governments order them to contact an agent offering plans for a new weapon, but she seems to be playing a game. Are the plans fake, or is something more nefarious going on? With five more stories.
Professional time traveler Elise Morley is an expert on the past, but when a high-stakes assignment lands her a hundred years into the future, for the first time ever, she’s the one out-of-date, out of place, and quickly running out of time.