dark Horizons Boxed Set
When there's nothing but darkness on the horizon you have one choice: fight or fall.
Our future looks dark. It is difficult to picture a world that’s as bright and burning as our parents or theirs could--not when the world is literally burning. When we set out on the journey that became Dark Horizons, we wanted to paint a picture of our very possible futures--and the strength and wits it will take to counter them.
Dive into cyberpunk dystopias, alien conspiracies, and grim, planetary struggles in these seven tales. And maybe, together, we can fight our way to a brighter future, both on--and off--the page.
The Seeds of Winter - A. W. Cross
Sleepwater Beat - Kathrin Hutson
Truth Seer - Kay L Moody
The Hands We're Given - O. E. Tearmann
Travelers - V. S. Holmes
"The Tempest" - Out of the Darkness
Nubon spent most of her twelve years studying to be warlord of her kingdom--even as Berr flounders in the absence of their patron god. But before she tries her hand at leadership, she must survive the trial to prove she's worthy.
Dumped out to sea with nothing but her name and the clothes on her back, she is forced to find her way back to the floating city before the other heirs. That is, if she doesn't starve or fall prey to the monsters lurking in the deep.
"The Tempest" takes place in the world of Reforged, 200 years before the events of Smoke and Rain. Originally published in Out of the Darkness, a dark fantasy anthology from Amphibian Press.
"disciples" - Beamed Up
Lin Nalawangsa wakes from cyrosleep orbiting Earth. Her brother has a mission for her--go to Earth and keep tabs on their organization's newest investment--an archaeological site that proves the existence not only of extraterrestrials, but their human students abducted from South America 13,000 years ago. And those students include Lin and thousands of others scattered among the stars.
What sounds like glorified babysitting turns out to be a web of conspiracies, violence, and complex cultural heritage. Lin must choose between her brother's order not to get involved and the lives of the archaeologists she has put in danger.
"Disciples" is set in the Nel Bently Universe and takes place simultaneously with Travelers. Coming soon in Beamed Up, a sci-fi anthology from Amphibian Press.
"Familiar Waters" - Love and Bubbles
As a river spirit, Iguazú has weathered eons of change. She watched the rise of life on earth, the fall of the dinosaurs, and the flourish of the Amazon jungle she calls home. Best of all she fell in love with Bia, a catfish goddess. Every dry season Bia escorts her people to the ocean, and the pair part with the promise of reunion when the weather changes.
But in all her millennia, Iguazú has never seen weather like this. Global warming wreaks havoc on their home--animals grow scarce, trees die, and worst of all, the rains that bring her lover home come later every year. How can Iguazú remain hopeful when she may never see Bia again?
This f/f romance is one of thirteen mostly-queer underwater-themed romances in Love and Bubbles
"Mere Primordium" - Mystic Blue Review
My eyes flick open; closed; open.
Rough rock in the dark, dark so dark you can taste it.
The breath of the rising water kisses my shoulders.
Clear membranes slides over golden irises. Nostrils seal, throat-flap flips over trachea .
Waves warmer than the cold, stale air close over my head, contour over skin.
I push out of the dark cave-warren into the heated blue waters.