C. D. Sutherland is a B-52 pilot turned novelist, with his The Chronicles of Susah series. These novels defy conventional classification as they blend action and emotional tension with technology and spiritual intrigue in a coming of age story wrapped in an epic adventure set in the antediluvian age. His readers have called him the founding father of this genre, Antediluvian Steampunk.
Born in Virginia, to the son of a coal-miner who escaped a life in the dark Appalachian mines by joining the U.S. military, C. D. Sutherland also joined the military. After high school, he served in the Air Force for thirty-two years, seeing much of the world, flying jets and doing other such things most men have only dreamed of doing.
The seven short stories contained in Celebrating the Short Story are as diverse in technique and theme as one could hope for. Nevertheless, they are united in the fact that they are each in and of themselves short stories.
Susah is torn between serving in the military and finding her place in the civilian world. After the Dragoneer Corps is decommissioned, Abaddon’s infamous army of giants and demons boldly approach the Sethican border. Dragons, fallen angles, the chaos of war, and the desire to do well dominate this antediluvian adventure.