Gene is a rogue-for-hire, using his one-man ship to make a decent living on the flooded Earth. Most of the population has been driven out to Seaplexes–artificial islands glutted with poverty, commercialism, and organized crime. His AI companion, Stitch, does most of the work of their salvage and smuggling jobs. Life is good.
Until a mermaid crawls into his ship’s exhaust port.
Vala has never been like the other dwarves. She’s stubborn, outspoken, and a farmer–a necessary but lowborn occupation among the gem-harvesting miners. And in all likelihood, she’ll end up married to some dull plowman or as a spinster outcast.
Every year, young dwarves congregate in a distant valley, mix & mingle, and find someone to marry. Some return with a fine wealthy companion, others with a dull plowman. But the only way Vala can stand out is a good first impression. That means arriving before anyone else does.
But leaving early means losing the help of her clan, risking icy rivers, beasts of prey, and bandits. She and her few friends decide the risk is worth it. But they may have less to fear from the unbeaten path than the harsh truths about each other.
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Cog – The robots revolted… and we lost.
Outposts of Beyond – Issue 3 [$]
Defender – A white mage body with a fighter’s soul.
In a Dragon’s Age – An old dragon slayer gets called for one last task.
Z Company – When the zombies come, the American military wastes not, wants not.
Live and Let Undead: A Zombie Anthology [$]
Fairy Kingdom – A fairy kingdom is discovered in central park.
Thicker Than Water – When Tanya wants to go to church, she learns something about her parents she never expected.
Inwood Indiana – Esther [$]
Influx Capacitor – What if you could go back and change one thing…
Big Pulp – Winter 2011 [$]
Reprise – Three princesses. Three curses. One adventure.
Rapunzel’s magic hair spontaneously grows back, Ariel regains her mermaid tail, and winter returns to Arendelle. One year after their most meaningful trials and triumphs, something has taken away what they worked so hard to gain. As they leave the safety of their own kingdoms, fate is about to drive these strangers together across oceans, over mountains, into the depths of the sea, and even through the river of time itself. But will their differences stop them before the curse can? (Frozen / Tangled / The Little Mermaid)
Gatecrash – Fantasy meets future as Link finds a metal man from another world while on a new quest. Can they stop fighting with each other and work as a team to battle the looming threat over Hyrule? (Mega Man / The Legend of Zelda)
The Upgrades – Mega Man asks Dr. Light to make him more biologically complete. Roll finds out and asks for the same. But what will they do when they realize they are the only two robots on Earth with genitalia? (Mega Man) (ADULT)
Milk & Honey – Link’s sexual relationship with Zelda must always stay secret, due to his common blood. But the boredom in the bedroom gets to him, until he encounters a rain-soaked Malon with her shirt off. (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (ADULT)
Baby Blocks – Squall learns that Selphie and Irvine are about to have a baby. With two weeks before the wedding, how will the “children of fate” cope with their personal convictions that threaten to break their friendships apart? (Final Fantasy VIII)
ZerOthello – Zero becomes the prey of a fellow Maverick Hunter and a plot of deception and betrayal, as he starts to believe that his best friend, Mega Man X, has become a Maverick. (Mega Man X)
Dance Club – Zelda gets the urge to visit a dance club that just opened up in Castle Town, and Link reluctantly has to accompany her. (The Legend of Zelda)