The Sun of the Morning, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This is the story that appeared in Deathray a few months back, which they’re happy for me to repost on here by now. I’m planning this to be the first in a sequence, but we’ll see how that goes. There is a somewhat peculiar genesis for this particular story that centres on a live role-playing […]

Bee-kinden by David Mumford

There are small city-states of Bee-kinden in surprisingly many places. They are a quiet, industrious people who do their best not to trouble their neighbours. Bees work tirelessly for Spider overlords in the south, and cling to the inhospitable western coast. Most of all, however, Bee-kinden are slaves of the Empire. They are an Apt […]

Busy, busy

Somewhat disjointed owing to the fact that I’m knee deep in the Blood of the Mantis (or at least its edits) at the moment, but nonetheless. This month is nominally National Bee-kinden month, and I have some more art from the talented David Mumford here.  However, as a very special treat, the story this month […]

The Scent of Tears, by Keris McDonald

This is a premiere for the Shadows of the Apt site: the very first guest writer’s story. This month I give to you The Scent of Tears by Keris McDonald, who writes: “Keris McDonald is an established genre writer with 5 books to her name … Just not in this genre. And not her real-life name either, […]