Heroes aren’t always as they seem; often they’re ordinary people reacting to circumstances beyond their control or pursuing their only option. These stories upend traditional concepts of courage, honor, love, death, enchantment, and terror.
Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, UPDRAFT, debuts from Tor in September 2015. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com. She also produces Cooking the Books.