Here’s the teaser blurb we sent to publishers.*
From the Waste Land: a collection of original speculative fiction celebrating the centenary of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922)
A bionic archaeologist investigates the disaster on the planet Orpheus. A soldier bows under the weight of a bargain made with an evil god. A team of desperate survivors search one of Saturn’s moons for water. A dirigible circus berths at Big Ben over the Thames-that-was. A young woman keeps a group of orphans safe over the winter, aided by the ghost of a housekeeper. A prophet brings his truth to survivors in the wilderness, underestimating his canny disciple. A fighter seeks her mate on the ruined ground of the battlefield, accompanied by the spirit of the woman who loved them both. A fierce storm washes a strange object ashore near the ruins of an algae farm. A child turns to death in answer to her father’s betrayal.
We also sent a 30,000 word sampler of the stories in progress for From the Waste Land. I hope the blurb excites you! I’m sure you want to read all these stories, right? And there are more coming, so this blurb will grow.
I can’t wait to see From the Waste Land in print. How about you?
*I’m thrilled to say that we have secured a publisher for this project, but more about that later.