When a plague wipes out most of humanity, fifteen-year-old Eric sets out to find his father. Sixty years later, Eric starts another long journey in an America that has long since quit resembling our own, but there are shadows everywhere. Shadows of what the world once was, and shadows from Eric's past. Blood bandits, wolves, fire, feral children, and an insane militia are only a few of the problems Eric faces. Set in Denver, Colorado and the western foothills, Van Pelt’s first novel is both a coming-of-age tale, and a story of an old man's search for hope in the midst of disaster. Eric’s two adventures lead him through a slice of modern America and into the depths of one man’s heart.
From 2004-2008, Bridget McKenna and Marti McKenna published fourteen issues of AEON, an e-book magazine. END OF AN AEON collects the unpublished stories and poems from their inventory. Now, seven years after the magazine began, we come to the end of an Aeon.
Louise Marley's short stories reflect her varied life experience, from a girlhood on a Montana ranch to a career as a classical singer and teacher, to her successes as a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Known primarily as a novelist, Marley creates distinct worlds even in her short work. In this volume, readers will travel from post-World War II Montana to an nineteenth-century villa in Tuscany, to a space colony where women rebel against the draft, and to a concert hall in a near-future Seattle. Each story offers unforgettable characters, vivid settings, and something to think about.
The Immortals created a passage from one universe to another and founded peaceful colonies there, but now the homeworld is ruled by a corrupt Council that will send an army to put the colonies under harsh rule. On the colony world of Gan, Trae is raised in secret by a religious sect hiding from a crazed emperor. The reincarnated son of an immortal prophet, Trae is guided by a mentor mysteriously connected to his father, is raised to lead a revolution against the Emperor and, reunited with his true family, moves to meet the threat of the conquering horde streaming in from another universe.