Majestrum: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
by Matthew Hughes
Henghis Hapthorn is the foremost penetrator of mysteries in a decadent, far-future Old Earth, just before the Dying Earth. Superbly rational, he disdains the notion that the universe might have an alternative organizing principle: magic. But now a new age is dawning, overturning the very foundations of his existence, and he must struggle to survive in a world where all the rules are changing.