Rich with characters and character, Caliban marries gorgeous prose and emotional punch.
…an allegory of a person out of place who brings their anchor with them in the form of deep strength and clarity of character.
Candas Jane Dorsey
Author Lorina Stephens offers up three tender Christmas stories about Barbara Brown, from ages four through fifteen, set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, WWII, and the indigence of a fatherless home.
In this her fifth book, Lorina Stephens presents a provocative collection of speculative short fiction, from dystopia to utopia, written over the past twenty-five years. Some stories have appeared previously in publications such as On Spec and Sword & Sorceress X, while some make their debut.
Based upon a true tragedy, Shadow Song is set amid the economic ruin that occurred to so many émigrés and British pensioned officers of the 1830s. It is full of psychological and cultural contrasts of two cultures at odds with one another, and an intimate familiarity with pioneer and Ojibwa culture.