Coppelia is a puppeteer. Coppelia is a thief. Living in a city ruled by vastly powerful mage-lords, perhaps its not surprising her partners in crime are animated dolls. The homunculi are not of her making, though and they have infiltrated the city for their own reasons. Reasons put under threat when they and she are thrown into a collision course with the wizards themselves.
This is a fantasy novella.
A junior anthropologist on a distant planet must help the locals he has sworn to study to save a planet from an unbeatable foe.
Lynesse Fourth-Daughter in a questing hero, seeking the aid of the wizard Nyrgoth Elder to defeat a demon whose malign influence is growing at the edge of her mother’s kingdom.
Nyr is an anthropologist sent to study Lynesse’s post-colonial society and now abandoned by his home, wrestling with depression and absolutely forbidden under any circumstances from interfering with the locals.
Nyr lives in a world of scientific rationality. Lynesse lives in a world of myth and magic. What, then, is the demon…?
This is a fantasy/scifi novella
A imaginative mystery to be solved, which Adrian Tchaikovsky, a master of the unexpected, manages to entice and string you along, until you don’t want, but need to know the answers.
Occult investigator Walther Cohen is called to a remote and mysterious house to search for a missing academic.
This special edition of my long short story is part of BOTH publishing’s dyslexia-friendly series.
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