First published by Uncanny A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy in May 2017. Okay, this is wonderful. There is something about Ursula Vernon’s writing that just works so well with my brain. I love her no nonsense characters, and her gentle subverting of tropes. Well, not always gentle, there can be trampling underfoot of […]
Dragonbeath #1 Danny Dragonbreath is having trouble with the whole Dragonbreath aspect of his name, in other words he hasn’t yet managed to breath fire. Keep thinking hot thoughts, think about fire, his father tells him, but that isn’t much use when the school bully is teasing you about your very existence. Dragons being mythical […]
I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read more than one or two stories over the past year. But when Ursula Vernon has a story, well, I gotta read that. And you can too, because it is available free to read online. Jackalope […]
The world was green and grey, balanced on a serrated knife of pine and madrone, stretching as far as the eye could see.
Lyra is fleeing for her life. She has just seen her family massacred by her half-brother and his men. She escaped, more through luck than skill, and is now injured and in alone in the world. But luck is on her side, for a dog-soldier, Sadrao has found her. Loyal and protective, as dog soldiers were designed and created to be, he takes her under his care and brings her on his journey. A journey involving elves, half-elf possible murderers, sorcerers, and a whole heap more of adventure.
ISBN: 9780981784649 I have a lot of fears. I’m a big fan of Ursula Vernon’s Digger comic, but I’ve never actually bought any of her stuff before. Tut tut. But when she announced that her first ever comic was to be published in hard copy I figured I may as well take the plunge and […]