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I'm a speculative fiction author who writes mostly dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales. Find stories to read here. Or go read my post-apocalyptic serial story about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization, Circus of Brass and Bone. If you're a writer, you might want to take a look at my markets list.
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What's New for 2015?
Stories about unlikely academia! Librarians, monsters, teachers, metaphysics, and more. The Journal of Unlikely Academia includes my story, "And Other Definitions of Family," about a xeno-anthropologist who takes a very intimate approach to field research.
"You are the female human who rents out her reproductive system?" his translator chirped.
01/15/2015 - A Circus of Brass and Bone Book Release
Would you enjoy escaping into a post-apocalyptic steampunk novel about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization? A Circus of Brass and Bone is a post-apocalyptic steampunk novel about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization. Available in trade paperback through Amazon and in ebook format through all major online retailers. Published writing as Abra SW. Purchase links are below.
A Circus of Brass and Bone
It's the end of civilization, but the show must go on.
The Loyale Traveling Circus and Menagerie is in turmoil. During their ocean voyage from British India to Boston, someone murdered their ringmaster. The killer must be one of their own. Unfortunately, that is the least of their problems.
While they were at sea, an aetheric calamity sent a wave of death rolling across the world. In post-Civil War America, a third of the population died outright, and many of the survivors suffer strange nervous symptoms that are steadily increasing in severity. Basic technology is also rendered dangerously unstable by the disaster. The circus members find themselves traveling through the collapse of civilization. In such desperate times, what use is a circus?
If they can defend themselves against the starving populace, if they can outwit and outperform the political factions that have seized power, if they can fight off the ravening monstrosities born of the aether storm ... they just might find the answer.
Trade paperback: $13.99, Ebook: $3.99
Not convinced? Try reading the FREE novelette, A Stranger Comes to Town, available through all major online retailers.