Fine Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications from Tower of Chaos Press
The Ships of Aleph is the self-contained tale of a young man driven to the end of the world – and beyond – by his curiosity. The cover is by world-renowned space artist David Hardy, making a rare foray into terrestrial, figurative art.
The floating city of Khesh rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. For the Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence, while for those of the Undertow day to day survival takes precedence. Khesh City is a democracy by assassination, where the Angels – deadly state-sponsored killers – remove those unworthy to hold office.
When Vanna Agriet accidentally spills her drink over an Angel it could spell death, but instead it leads to a rather peculiar friendship. The downsider Geal hopes for a better life topside, only to find herself embroiled in a ‘removal’ by the Angel Thiera. Downside, Isha’s brother Rakul brings a little black box home with him, and sets Isha on a journey that takes her to a meeting with the most powerful man in Khesh City. Larnia Mier, a talented topside musician and instructor, is injured after witnessing a removal first-hand. As her abilities diminish, new possibilities open up.
With a foreword by Alastair Reynolds (author of ‘Revelation Space’ and the recent ‘Blue Remembered Earth’, as well as ’On the Steel Breeze’), ‘Downside Girls’ is a standalone collection of interlinked stories by Jaine Fenn, that also shines new light on characters from ‘Principles of Angels’, Jaine’s first novel in the ‘Hidden Empire’ series. (‘Principles of Angels‘, ‘Consorts of Heaven’, Guardians of Paradise’, ‘Bringer of Light’, and ‘Queen of Nowhere’).
First published by Clarion in 2012, a new ebook edition of Downside Girls is out now from Tower of Chaos Press. Currently available from Smashwords, Amazon (UK, US, and around the world), and soon to be available from most other major ebook vendors.
A collection of eight stories from across the science fiction genre, from diverse authors who have been part of the One Step Beyond writer’s group. One Step Beyond has been helping SFF writers to improve their work for nearly 20 years, and members have included Kaven Traviss, Vaughan Stanger, Liz Holliday and Jaine Fenn.
Available from Amazon UK and US, and Smashwords. All profits from the sale of this anthology will go to English PEN, a charitable network defending and promoting freedom of expression around the world.