Why would a talented dwarf set a smithy up miles from a human town when her craft is in high demand?
The Blacksmith's Arms features in this anthology, a fantasy story set in the turbulent Age of Hammers.
Beware of Sleeping Dragons. They dream of a world not our own… Welcome to Escafeld, a city in the northern lands of Terra. Although Terra might look like the real world in places, I assure you this is purely coincidental. This anthology is the second volume of tales from Terra’s long and varied history; from the clashing of Empires and Dragons in the Age of Dreams; the rise of technology and tyranny in the Age of Hammers; the modern mysticism of the Age of Spirits; and finally the Age of Infinity, when Terra reached out to the stars. This book is the product of the Sheffield Science-Fiction and Fantasy writers group, who organised an event for new writers as part of the Off the Shelf Festival in October 2017
A staff used in spinning.
Of women and women’s work.
An anthology of women’s stories woven through time and space.
In 2018 a crack team of women sci-fi writers, all members of the sffchronicles community forum, came together to write an anthology. Distaff is the result. Join us as we share stories of people, of science and exploration, and enjoy the words we weave.
"All in all, this anthology works wonderfully in showing that SF is still a genre which has a lot to say and has so many ways in which to say those things. Filled with great ideas and characters, Distaff is, hopefully, the first volume in what I hope will be an anthology series, and deserves to be widely read and enjoyed." Dave de Burgh, author of 'Betrayal's Shadow'
Bev'N'Ley are two curiously creative beavers who reside in Beverley's Market Cross. Published in Just Beverley, the short fictional adventures mix mischief and facts of the town.
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- 'Treasure Trails' Issue 92 September 22
Illustrations of Bev'N'Ley by Jasmine Stephenson
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A mix of primary aged children who perfered gaming to reading were taken on a workshop based journey to find their stories. First they had to write them, then design the tales in Minecraft before finally sharing their finished games on YouTube and a server where anyone could play.
Not only did this encourage children to write and engage with narratives, but introduced them to basic coding and video editing skills.
Story Featured: When The Skies Open.
Anthology Synopsis: It's 2052 and the first known wormhole appears in lunar orbit. Earth sends a ship to investigate and the future of space travel changes forever. The Solar System develops in many ways over the centuries, but one thing remains constant; the wormholes continue to appear. Join many of today's most exciting indie science fiction authors as they chart a shared universe and future-history, each telling us stories of: Explorations: Through the Wormhole.
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Digital equals diversity at Manchester's National Creative Writing Graduate Fair.