A novella within the shared New Ceres setting, Angel Rising (available from Twelfth Planet Press) is the longest of the stories about George Gordon, the Proctor General of New Ceres, a planet whose people have deliberately chosen to restrict themselves to eighteenth century technologies. Charged with keeping the planet safe from spies and saboteurs, Gordon faces the challenge of his very long lifetime when he encounters a downed enemy pilot who carries a secret that might just spell the end of an interstellar war — if it doesn’t end New Ceres first. With everyone from high-tech drop troops in powered armour to genetically engineered ninja assassins in pursuit of the woman and her secret, it’s going to take every ounce of skill, cunning, and sarcasm at Gordon’s command just to stay alive… to say nothing of falling in love!
Six hundred years ago, a group of pilgrims made their way to Canterbury, and Geoffrey Chaucer created one of the great works of English literature. A hundred years from now, a nuclear-powered steam train is stopped by a massive storm on its journey to Canterbury, the new capital of an England struggling to rise from the ashes of the twenty-first century. As the waters rise with the storm’s fury, the weird and wonderful passengers tell the stories of a new age ..
Edited by Flinthart, this collection features stories from eighteen of the finest SF writers working in Australia today, plus a framing story from Flinthart to bring the volume together.
“Michael Devlin is the first of a new breed. The way things are going, he may also be the last.”
Being infected with an unknown disease is bad. Waking up on a slab in a morgue wearing nothing but a toe-tag is worse, even if it comes with a strange array of new abilities. Medical student Michael Devlin is in trouble. With his flatmates murdered and an international cabal of legendary man-monsters on his trail, Devlin’s got nowhere to hide. His only allies are a hot-tempered Sydney cop and a mysterious monster-hunter who may be setting Devlin up for the kill. If he’s going to survive, Devlin will have to embrace his new powers and confront his hunters. But can he hold onto his humanity when he walks the Path of Night?