- Publisher: Wizard Tower Press
- Date Published:
- Paperback Published: 6 November 2010
- Hardback Published:
- ISBN-13: 9781908039668
An anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories set in, and written by authors from, Hardy Country, the Wessex region of England.
The Preacher by Sarah Singleton is a powerful folkloristic tale about the sea and the craftiness of the populace in Wessex.Pump House Farm by John Hawkes-'Reed is a tale of the value of the land to the people that live there in a dystopian future UK ruled by radical greens.Cobalt Blue by Adam Colston is a beautiful story about an ordinary boy who is cursed with the power to siphon lifetime from his fellows.
Corpse Flight by Joanne Hall is a great fantasy story about the danes threatening to take over . It has dragons, legends and magical swords and tells the true story of how King Alfred the great defeated the Danes in May 878.Spindizzy by Colin Harvey is a near future story about a man and his journey. It has a train and a beautiful girl in it and it is all about the journey. Dedicated to the memory of James Blish, 1921-1975, and his Cities in Flight.
Spunkies by Eugene Byrne is a horror/supernatural thriller about a government agent responsible for keeping the supernatural forces of the land quiet.The Sleeper Stone by Christina Lake is a different take on H. G. Wells and time travel. It is also features a future with a conflict between the Proper men and the Suneaters and maybe about how time might change.
Outside by Guy Haley is a chilling tale about a man under siege.Last Flight to West Bay & After word by Roz Clarke. The story is about Polly and the land. On surface it is a dystopian future where Polly is touring the world pondering the big decision she has to make about it while having flashbacks and being hunted by people opposed to what she stands for.Milk & Afterword Liz Williams is a fantasy about family issues and succession. Entropic Angel by Gareth L. Powell is a hopeful tale about a dystopian future where beings called Angels plague the land making machines and electricity fail and how at last the humans finds a way to fight back.