A Thousand Perfect Things
A Victorian woman takes on magical beasts, ghosts, and the British Raj.
Available in eBook and trade paper.
In an alternate 19th century, there are two warring continents on an reimagined earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather’s final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms.
In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, as a great native mutiny sweeps over the continent, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed. Novel excerpts
“A rich, gorgeous, marvelously detailed tapestry of a book.” — Sharon Shinn
“I loved her heady mix of romance, history, action & adventure — a real mélange of both exotic and domestic flavors, blended like a fine imported tea.” – Camille Alexa, Sleeping Hedgehog Review
“Beautifully written, emotional, full of adventure, scandal and intrigue as well as having a host of seriously cool, original monsters and exciting scientific ideas.” –John Dodds, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing
“An alternative world fantasy where H G Wells meets the Raj Quartet, with a touch of steampunk and Sharpe. It’s a clash between science and mysticism; a treatise on colonialism and an imaginative mix of culture, politics, love and duty. . . . It’s stunning.” — Jemima Pett Reviews
“A smart, engaging fantasy.” –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A great mix of historical research with fictional, magical, world building. . . A great, rich read.” — A Dragon’s Love
“A book I just could not put down. This was my first Kay Kenyon book and I was super impressed. I have a new favorite author.” Net Galley Reviewer
“From love and desire, to aspiration and inspiration and from conflict and loss, to healing and hope this book is paced full of everything you look for in a great story. . . . I am almost begging for a sequel.” — Masterful Book Reviews
“A masterwork from the mind of one of our best authors of compelling alternate realities.” — Larry Brooks
The Entire and The Rose
The Entire and the Rose quartet introduces a unique milieu: the Entire, a universe without stars and planets and that, in effect, tunnels through our own. The immense lid of its sky waxes and wanes, bringing day and twilight. In this setting, the celebrated series chronicles the journey of Titus Quinn through a land of wonders.
“A star-maker, a magnificent book.” —SF Site (Bright of the Sky)
“A splendid fantasy quest as compelling as anything by Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Jose Farmer or yes, J. R. R. Tolkien.” —The Washington Post
Bright of the Sky
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: July, 2014 issue
Paper Edition Amazon
Edited by Mike Resnick, this magazine—nine issues and counting–is worth checking out! Included in this issue are stories from Michael Swanwick, Gardner Dozois, L. Sprague de Camp, Robert Sheckley, and other seasoned and new writers.
My story, “The Book of Faces,” features a near-future society where physical beauty has become not only a virtue but proof of Homeland superiority. A 15-year-old girl whose face is horribly disfigured awaits mandatory surgery to become beautiful. She dreads choosing a face from The Book–until a bag lady confronts the system.
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction
Barnes & Noble
Following the exceptionally well-received first collection, Solaris Rising 2 brings together such best-selling and cutting edge SF authors as Allan Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Paul Cornell, Nancy Kress and Liz Williams.
Including my story: “The Spires of Greme”
The poisonous forest of Greme spans much of the former US. The remnants of humaity dwell in floating spires that travel ancient paths, meeting infrequently to share DNA. Sark Highspire is a bride-elect, determined to escape a planned marriage. But first she and Highspire must escape the dread thing that hunts them through the lush and perilous Greme.
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