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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and appeared in over twenty journals; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, and Galaxy's Edge. For more about her work, please see www.edda-earth.com.
Published Dec 22, 2018 · 4,754 words (18 minutes) · 118 views
A crew of three aboard a small dirigible floating above the liquid oxygen sea of a distant ice moon find signs of alien life--and one of them must come to realize how isolated she's become from humanity, as she reaches out to encounter the unknown.
Published Nov 3, 2018 · 2,035 words (8 minutes) · 226 views
In Edwardian England, a young man with terminal tuberculosis goes to a particular house in search of a gentle death. A death with meaning. What he finds is something perhaps more merciful . . . or terrifying.
Published Apr 25, 2018 · 9,937 words (37 minutes) · 1 like · 411 views
An excerpt from the novel of the same name--join the world of Edda-Earth, where magic and science coexist, and all the gods are real. Caesarion, the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, is god-born of both Rome and Egypt, and now that his father has died, must work to keep Rome on the path to greatness--in spite of the schemes of Octavian and others!
Published Apr 25, 2018 · 14,997 words (55 minutes) · 349 views
In a universe in which humanity has been at war with an alien race for over forty years, a marooned sailor must work with her worst enemy to escape the graveyard of ships--an inimical area of space to which the galaxy-wide gate system shunts damaged ships before their explosions can damage the gate system. No one survives out here without sacrificing their principles and honor. Can they be the first to escape?