They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
Self-crashing cars; a rabbit that transcends reality; the inexorable passion of artificial intelligence--
Autonomy is a collection of stories dealing with reality, strangeness, and the space between.
Includes the novella The Young Hyenas.
An outing with grandma turns into a nightmarish joyride.
Dymotron’s Robot Butler is the best help a man can buy, but at what cost?
“GOBi & the Jo-Bird”
Google’s “Online Being” runs rampant and… falls in love.
A detour in a self-driving car turns deadly.
For Marshall, life is full of choices. But who is actually making them?
“Cold, As I Am”
A loner in a strange city overthinks an innocuous question.
Aeneatha, in the Sky
A woman follows a rabbit out of an alien world.
“Ice Cream for Smitty”
When Smitty is terrorized by two young boys, a tiny thought inspires meaningful action.
A magical rabbit transcends death and reality.
And, Eclectic-noir Flash Fiction:
A Week Along the Coast