Ian R. MacLeod is the author of The Light Ages, The House of Storms, The Great Wheel and a host of short stories and novellas. His 2008 novel, Song of Time, won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Writers take inspiration from their experiences and those of others. They also harvest the colors, tastes, smells, tactile stimulus, and sounds around them, and the world in which they reside or wish they could to write their tales. Henry David Thoreau wrote, "This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
For this anthology, Art Inspires Words, we literally gave the writers a painted canvas to spark their creativity. The only limitation set on each author was that the famous painting he/she selected must be the muse for the story. That's how the stories you are about to read were created. Art inspired more art, this time in the form of words. Relax in your most comfortable space and enjoy.
April, 1985: The world is stunned to discover individuals with remarkable powers and abilities living among us! Explore a mosaic history of the first twelve months of the Sovereign Era in these stories from seven superstars of new media fiction:
Mur Lafferty - "You Must Be My Lucky Star"
Jared Axelrod - "Can't Get There From Here"
Nathan Lowell - "Mouse Mousey"
P.G. Holyfield - "Every Breath You Take"
J.R. Blackwell - "I Wear My Sunglasses At Night"
Matt Wallace - "Sangre del Sureños"
J.C. Hutchins - "Dear Mr. Donner"
Featuring cover art by Jeffrey Himmelman!
THE SOVEREIGN ERA READING ORDER:
1) Brave Men Run
2) The World Revolves Around You
3) The Sovereign Era: Year One
4) Canary In A Coal Mine
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