We asked fourteen sci-fi writers to come up with innovative ways the world could work better. Universal basic income, smaller communities, AI voting, and learning to live in harmony with nature are just a few of the ideas explored inside these pages. So buckle up and settle in for a look at the world of the future.
Dwyn is a young man in the small, isolated northern town of Manicouga. Mael is shepherding the remains of his own people from Land's End, a village much farther north, chased out by a terrible storm that destroyed the town. Both are trying to find their way in a post-apocalyptic world. When they meet, their love may change the world, and the course of history.
Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can't remain in his hometown of Althos any more. Not that he wanted to stay. Caspian still hasn't figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he's running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. What they uncover will change how they see the world, and themselves, forever.
These three tales tell the story of Tharassas before the Tharassas Cycle, including the origin of the hencha queens, the ce'faine, and the colonization of the Highlands, essential companions for the four novels that make up the cycle.