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PostHeaderIconThe Geas Ingenerate

PostHeaderIcon Elevenses

Elevenses cover
Author/Editor: 
Don Sakers
A collection of sf/fantasy diversions
Pages: 
99
Genre(s): 
Science Fiction
Genre(s): 
Fantasy
Eleven sf and fantasy short stories intended as bite-size snacks
One-Paragraph Description: 

Elevenses is a collection of sf and fantasy short stories, intended as bite-size snacks. There are 11 of them (naturally), including "The Cold Solution" (award-winning answer to Tom Godwin's classic "The Cold Equations"), "The Slow Train," and "The Geas Ingenerate," a new Hoister Family story. 

Long Description: 

Elevenses is a collection of sf and fantasy short stories, intended as bite-size snacks. There are 11 of them (naturally), including "The Cold Solution" (award-winning answer to Tom Godwin's classic "The Cold Equations"), "The Slow Train," and "The Geas Ingenerate," a new Hoister Family story. 

Other stories include "the Real Thing," "Coco," "Purgatory," "Buying Time," "The Finagle Fiasco," "Escape Velocity," and "Coco."
 

PostHeaderIcon Galactic Creatures

Galactic Creatures cover
Author/Editor: 
edited by Elektra Hammond
Opening a new chapter in the Scattered Worlds Mosaic
Pages: 
174
Genre(s): 
Science Fiction
Series: 
Scattered Worlds
Series Order: 
6.55
Era (SWM only): 
6.550
Reading order: 
9
"The Geas Ingenerate" - Why does a demigod come to an ordinary world like Selenda?
One-Paragraph Description: 

Will was born with The Sight, the ability to see the invisible Fae who rule the universe. One amazing night, one of them appears in Will's village on a strange mission...one that involves Will himself.

Long Description: 

"The Geas Ingenerate" is a short story that opens a new chapter in the Scattered Worlds Mosaic.

Will was born with The Sight, the ability to see the invisible Fae who rule the universe. One amazing night, one of them appears in Will's village on a strange mission...one that involves Will himself.

Why does a demigod come to an ordinary world like Selenda?

Excerpt: 

They call me Will, but in truth my name is Erwilian; an ancient name that falls strangely on today's ear. It is a traditional family name, borne by many of my ancestors as far back as our records go.

For generations beyond count my folk have lived in this village of Montrose, one of the largest on this world we call Selenda. Because we tend the power springs and flows, we bear the age-old name Trician; go back as far as you will in the annals of Montrose, and you will find Tricians. In most ways we are ordinary, traditional folk. Like every other family in the village, we have paid our tithes, fostered our share of foundlings, and taken our turns caring for Sleepers. Tricians have always served in the fire brigade and on the Village Council; my great-great granddam was Mayor. We dance at festivals and play on ball teams, we sing in choirs, and we always lend a hand when there’s a barn to raise, a house to be painted, or a child missing in the forest. In most ways, we live our lives in the age-old patterns dictated by the Eternal Ones.

In one way, though, we are different. For among those in my family who share a bloodline—not counting fosterlings and adoptees but children of the body, as we say—among these there is an occasional one with what oldsters call the second sight, or the weirding way. Some say it comes from dealing so closely with the paths of power, others that it is a gift from the Fae. Some call it is a curse, and would shun those who display it. My mother had the sight, as did two of her uncles. Sometimes it skips a generation, sometimes there are several in the family at once. It is something we seldom speak of to outsiders. But it is real, and I know for I have it too.

We speak of the Fae, the Eternal Ones, as if they lived long ages ago, in vanished places. Know, then, that this is not true: the Fae live now, and sometimes move among us. I have seen them, clearly as I see you here—heard their airy voices, looked into their fathomless eyes. And I was there on a night, many dozens of years ago, when one of them saved our world.

PostHeaderIcon Greymalkin

Telena Hoister's personal starship, designed by the X-Tetrad and shaped like a springing black cat.

PostHeaderIcon Wirren Hills, Selenda

Hills above the town Montrose on the Mundane world Selenda. The main fire watchtower is on the Wirren Hills.

PostHeaderIcon Pearce's Mead, Selenda

A meadow outside the town Montrose on the Mundane world Selenda. Used for town gatherings and fairs.

PostHeaderIcon Tavern of the Moon, Selenda

Main tavern in the town Montrose on the Mundane world Selenda. Taverner Maeve serves an exceptional pale ale.

PostHeaderIcon Montrose, Selenda

Mundane town on the world Selenda.

PostHeaderIcon Althea Jane Hoister

Significance: 
Chief assistant to Telena Hoister
Title(s): 
Psionic Maximus
Associated with: 
Telena Hoister
Race: 
Human (Fey)
Psi Abilities: 
Clairvoyance (micro)
Kiinimacho
PK (micro)
Physical Description: 

Skin: Hair: Eyes: Height: Tall Weight: Slender Colors: Other:


Birthdate/place: 
c. 14,000 HE
Deathdate/place: 
c. 21,000 HE
Biography: 

Family: 

Parents: Sibling(s): Children: Other Family:


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Other: 

PostHeaderIcon Rosetta McReigh

Significance: 
Espoused to Erwilian Trician
Race: 
Human (Mundane)
Physical Description: 

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Birthdate/place: 
17,690 HE, Montrose, Selenda
Deathdate/place: 
17,771 HE, Selenda
Biography: 


Family: 

Parents:
Sibling(s):
Children: 2 girls, 1 boy
Other Family: Espoused to Erwilian Trician

Personality: 

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PostHeaderIcon Dimi Luellen

Significance: 
Hero of Ekladon; Commander of Rebel forces in Selenda theater
Title(s): 
Admiral
Associated with: 
Luellen Kindred
Race: 
Human (Fey)
Psi Abilities: 
Telepathic Projection
Physical Description: 

Skin: Hair: Close-cropped dark grey Eyes: Height: Tall Weight: Colors: Other:


Birthdate/place: 
c. 16,000 HE
Deathdate/place: 
18,133 HE, Selenda
Biography: 

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PostHeaderIcon Odilon Cooke

Significance: 
Federaton chief negotiator
Associated with: 
Federation of Kindreds
Race: 
Human (Fey)
Psi Abilities: 
Precognition
Physical Description: 

Skin: Hair: Bald
Eyes: Height: Short
Weight: Bit of a paunch
Colors:
Other:


Birthdate/place: 
c. 15,000 HE
Deathdate/place: 
18,133 HE
Biography: 

Family: 

Parents: Sibling(s): Children: Other Family:


Personality: 

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Other: 

PostHeaderIcon Maeve

Significance: 
Tavernkeeper at the Tavern of the Moon, Montrose, Selenda
Race: 
Human (Mundane)
Physical Description: 

Skin: Hair: Eyes: Height: Weight: Colors: Other:


Birthdate/place: 
17,658 HE, Selenda
Deathdate/place: 
17,737 HE, Selenda
Biography: 

Family: 

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Personality: 

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Other: 

Maeve brews a particularly good pale ale


PostHeaderIcon Erwilian Trician born

Year (CE): 
7686 C.E.
Year-Month-Day (CE): 
76860910
Year (Other): 
17686
Calendar: 
HE

PostHeaderIcon Erwilian (Will) Trician

Significance: 
Narrator of "The Geas Ingenerate"
Race: 
Human (Mundane)
Physical Description: 

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Birthdate/place: 
10 Lucifer 17,686 HE Montrose, Selenda
Deathdate/place: 
17,774 HE
Biography: 


Family: 

Parents:
Sibling(s):
Children: 2 girls, 1 boy
Other Family: Espoused to Rosetta McReigh
Great-grandmother was Mayor of Montrose


Personality: 

General:
Profession: Electrician
Likes:
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Other: 


PostHeaderIcon "The Geas Ingenerate"

"The Geas Ingenerate" is a new Scattered Worlds short story by Don Sakers featured in Galactic Creatures edited by Elektra Hammond ISBN: 978-1937051426 | 174 pages | $14.95 print


Opening a new chapter in the Scattered Worlds Mosaic.


They call me Will, but in truth my name is Erwilian; an ancient name that falls strangely on today's ear. It is a traditional family name, borne by many of my ancestors as far back as our records go.

Era: 
6.550

PostHeaderIcon Telena Hoister saves the world Selenda

Year (CE): 
7718 C.E.
Year-Month-Day (CE): 
77180000
Year (Other): 
17718
Calendar: 
HE
Era: 
6.550

As told in the story "The Geas Ingenerate"

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