Cloud Permutations

The world of Heven was populated, centuries ago, by Melanesian settlers from distant Earth. It is a peaceful, quiet world – yet it harbours ancient secrets.

Kal just wants to fly. But flying is the one thing forbidden on Heven – a world dominated by the mysterious, ever present clouds in the skies. What do they hide? For Kal, finding the answer might mean his death – but how far will you go to realise your dreams?

Set against the breathtaking vista of a world filled with mystery and magic, Cloud Permutations is a planetary romance with a unique South Pacific flavour, filled with mythic monsters, ancient alien artefacts, floating islands and a quest to find a legendary tower. . . whatever the cost.


“A meditation on the making and meaning of cultural myths” –World Literature Today

“Wonderful novella. . . his writing is as powerful and lovingly handled as any old master” –Tangent

“Wonderful and touching” –Rising Shadow Review

“An impressive science fiction tale. . . It is Tidhar’s refreshing telling that makes it special.” –Locus

Cover Art: Pedro Marques

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

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eISBN: 978-1-625671-07-3

Copyright 2011 by Lavie Tidhar

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Electronic version by Baen Books