Eight stories of remarkable, genetically different people. After 150 years, a mutated people have to face the danger of reconnecting with humanity. Elsewhere a unique group are threatened by a belligerent overlord. Here also are tales of extraordinary animals and fantastic creatures. Of talking alligators and magical birds. Humorous tales and touching tales. Half are reprints from places like the Aurora Award nominated anthology Strange Bedfellows. The rest are original stories.
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Published Mar 13, 2020 · 1,344 words (5 minutes) · 393 views
What can possibly go wrong when two centuries-old witches, one who loves cats and one who loves birds, become neighbours in modern suburbia? First published in the T. Gene Davis Speculative Blog.
Published Mar 3, 2020 · 3,599 words (14 minutes) · 4 likes · 867 views
150 years in the ice and radiation of Jupiter’s moon has left a small community irrevocably changed—right down to their DNA. When a probe from a space station drops out of the sky with an offer of “rescue,” Vlad and his wife Marie have a difficult (and life-altering) choice to make.
Author Elinor Caiman Sands lives and writes in the UK. Her work has appeared in the Defying Doomsday anthology, Cosmos Online, and the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political Science Fiction.
Published Mar 3, 2020 · 3,444 words (13 minutes) · 326 views
An apparently rich and privileged young man is sent by his industrialist father to deal with a potentially explosive labour strike on an Io mining colony. The miners are strange, troll-like, radiation-adapted beings who most people dismiss as barely human. The young man nevertheless agrees to meet with their leader and ultimately comes to question whose side he's on, the miners' or his father's? Originally published in Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction.