All the stories here are less than 7,500 words, but don’t be fooled! They’re no less interesting. If you want to see new worlds in a rush, this is the place to go. The conciseness of these stories has another advantage – they’re actually finished.
From birth we get taught the simplest of things. Fire is hot. Water is wet. And you can never leave the City. Why?” Haris el-Mofty splayed out his hands to open the question to the only other person at the table. He was laid back in his chair; short black hair, tailored suit with a…
Five-hundred metres below the surface of an undisclosed location within the Grand Nation of Sinoa Doctor Radigan Erh-Lang was chained by his legs to a chair which was bolted to the floor… BY JAMES MØRK INTRODUCTION THE EVENTS OF JULY TWENTY-SIXTY-SEVEN THE ASCENDED THE MARVELLOUS MACHINE EPILOGUE
“Did you know there are some insects on this planet less than the size of a grain of sugar?” He sifted some dust from the ledge into his palm as he spoke. “The air you breathe is like a warm thick soup to them. They swim through it. They’re carried by it.” He blew the dust off his palm and out through the window where it quickly disappeared.