Using mighty battle wagons, the Chiricahua Apache have captured much of Southern Arizona. The army tries to hold them off with their ornithopters. It’s up to famed diplomat Ramon Morales and the Owl Riders to bring order to the Wild West.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.