Felicity Savage is an American fantasy author. Born in South Carolina, Savage lived until the age of two in rural France, and then in the west of Ireland. At six, she moved with her family to the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where she joined the Girl Guides and appeared in productions of Robin Hood and Peter Pan at the RAF base on Benbecula. Her first novel, Humility Garden, and its sequel Delta City were published by Penguin ROC in 1994 and 1995, while she was still at Columbia University. Her Ever trilogy was published by HarperCollins in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Savage was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1995 and 1996. She currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, with her husband and two cats. When not writing, she works as a Japanese translator, sings Gregorian chant, and moonlights as a serial houseplant killer.
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Finity: A Short Story of Mars Colonization
How would it feel to be one of the first pioneers to colonize Mars?
Raphaella signed up on an impulse. She never thought she'd actually get there. But now it turns out that her worst enemy isn't the Red Planet. It's what came with her.
First published in Amazing Stories, this new short story explores a controversial new way to reach Mars: a mission funded by reality-TV broadcasts.
A Garden of Salt (Omnibus Edition)
This omnibus edition of Felicity Savage's debut duology, first published by Penguin ROC, includes HUMILITY GARDEN and DELTA CITY. Step into the world of Salt, where the gods have ruled among humans for centuries. Now a new movement has taken grip, denying the gods are masters and thrusting the world into chaos. Young Humility Garden embarks on a journey of art, politics, and love.
EVER Part Three: A Trickster in the Ashes
The war that divided Oceania is over, and Crispin Kateralbin has achieved wealth and anonymity as a middleman for a drug-smuggling monopolist.
On the far side of the continent, Crispin’s first lover Rae Akila has joined a cult that worships daemons.
And in Okimako, Mickey Ash fights Greater Significance for the right to live.
When these three come together again, the world will change
EVER Part Two: The Daemon in the Machine
The epic battle joined in EVER Part One: The War in the Waste continues in the second volume of Felicity Savage's groundbreaking EVER trilogy, The Daemon in the Machine.
Kirekune is winning the war in the Wraithwaste, but a Significant victory will have terrible consequences for humans and daemons... and for Crispin, the daemon handler turned trickster who is now stranded behind enemy lines.
EVER Part One: The War in the Waste
Crispin is a circus kid, working as a daemon handler and aerialist... until an accident on the high wire casts him out into a world even stranger that the circus that nurtured him.
Crispin falls headlong into the arms of Rae, an orphan girl of equally exotic origins. And soars in daemon-powered biplanes over the wastelands of the Raw, joining the awesome battle between Ferupe and Kirekune.
Love in Japan: Coming Clean and Four More Ways of F**king Up
A collection of novellas about women on the wrong side of the world. Felicity Savage's LOVE IN JAPAN draws on the author's experience as an expat in Japan to paint devastating portraits of five women grappling with a foreign culture and their own desires. From a grotty Tokyo hostess club to the hinterlands of China, LOVE IN JAPAN lays bare the seamy underbelly of the Far East. Length: 360 pages.
The Spirit of Harlem
Shizuka Nishino, a young Japanese artist, is starving herself in a grotty Harlem apartment. When you've got love, who needs food? In an unwanted intervention, her brother's girlfriend, an American ex-artist, takes matters into her own hands. Her quest to save Shizuka's life brings the conflict between the two women to a head, and reveals the true cost of throwing away your dreams.
Fay wants to leave her husband. She just has to find the right moment to tell him.
A vacation in the hinterlands of China pushes her over the edge.
Crap food, ruined cities, no Internet connection. Can it get any worse?
Tom works for the US Foreign Service. And the couple are being followed.
Novella (80 pages)
Budding rock star Shanti is a compulsive liar. But when a new guitarist joins the band, she’s dangerously tempted to come clean.
For a gaijin girl alone in Tokyo, love is just a word to rhyme with… but betrayal lurks as close as the next gig.
COMING CLEAN introduces Shanti Hazard, the anti-heroine of Felicity Savage's suspense novel MUSIC TO DIE BY. Novella. Length: 86 pages.
Adrift in Japan, English teacher Tamsin dreams of making it big in the music industry. Talented vocalist Jafe could be her ticket to stardom. But why is Jafe acting weird?
To save her own dreams of fame, Tamsin has to stop Jafe from going off the rails. Whatever it takes.
Novella. Length: 80 pages.
Music to Die By
A singer in Tokyo’s scuzzy indie rock scene, Shanti buried her past long ago. But when childhood friend Ned turns up in the audience at one of her band’s shows, he threatens to reveal the dark secret he and Shanti share. A botched cover-up leads to murder and a tightening web of deception. Ultimately, to defeat her past, Shanti will have to confront it… and Ned… before someone else dies.
Money talks. But it never confesses. Ruth earns more as a hostess in a Tokyo nightclub than she’s ever made in her life. Rule number one: never give a customer your phone number. The day Ruth breaks that rule, she stumbles into the middle of a dangerous new money game, with only one thing to rely on… her Catholic faith.
Novella. Length: 100 pages plus a free book preview.
Black Wedding and Five More Funerals
Here it is, the first short story collection from Felicity Savage, the book they’ll never dare to sell in airports.
In this collection of chilling tales, John W. Campbell Award nominee Felicity Savage turns her hand to occult suspense and horror. Black Wedding and Five More Funerals may just change your mind about ever going abroad again.
Length: 146 pages.
The Kingdom of Darkness
Ivy League freshman Julia wants classmate Colton. And Julia always gets what she wants. But this time, Colton’s gorgeous girlfriend stands in her way. Julia’s best friend, Haly, offers a solution: magic. For love, will Julia step into the kingdom of darkness?
Length: 30 pages. Short story set in the world of The Midnighters. Includes sneak preview of another chilling tale by Felicity Savage.
Special ed teacher Jess travels to Devon to attend her best friend Sophie’s wedding. She falls in love with England – and gentlemanly Tom Fairweather. But Tom’s stiff upper lip conceals a frightening secret about Sophie’s family, and their uncanny neighbors.
An unbundled short story from Felicity Savage's collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS. Length: 18 pages.
In the Black Desert
Koji, an amateur photographer on a trip to Egypt, recklessly started talking to his seatmate on the plane.
Now Hattori won't leave him alone. He keeps following Koji around Cairo like he's spying on him.
To get rid of his new "friend," Koji will have to use his camera creatively.
Length: 15 pages. Includes a sneak preview from Felicity Savage's collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS.
A Natural Phenomenon
American couple Colm and Kathryn travel to the Irish town of Kilcoole to search for Colm’s roots. But in the era of the Celtic Tiger, Ireland’s past and present mix in a dangerous brew. The dark side of Kilcoole threatens to destroy more than Colm and Kathryn's relationship…
Length: 15 pages. Includes a sneak preview of BLACK WEDDING by Felicity Savage.
Walking All The Way
After a messy break-up, Devin escapes to Japan to visit her college friend Margrethe and Margrethe’s husband, Tatsuya. She falls in love with Japan and its culture. But Tatsuya is struggling with a supernatural enemy of his own, and now the clock is ticking. For Devin.
Length: 24 pages. Includes a preview of another chilling tale from the collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS.
The Forest of Sincerity
The volunteer group JuKyo patrolled Japan’s oldest forest, trying to prevent suicides. Pretty idealistic for a bunch of metalheads. But it all fell apart when one by one, they died mysteriously. Now Lily, an expat American bartender, is the last one left. She thinks she knows what killed her friends. And it’s coming for her. The music she loves may be her last hope... Novella (15,500 words).