New Story: Cities of Silver

This is going to be the last short for a while, as I’m on the very cusp of starting on Book 9, which so far going under the working title of “I haven’t the faintest idea what the title will be” or, given that my publishers have a fondness for punchy titles, “I haven’t the […]

Counterspies, by Adam Gauntlett

A new story introducing a different kind of Fly-kinden. Find it here. Adam writes: “I’m Adam. I write. I suppose I’m a kind of Caliban in this brave new world; I don’t write a blog. I’ve never really learnt the knack. I do a little bit for Yog-Sothoth (the Bookshelf, on Yog Radio – look […]

The Prince, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

  The latest Shadows of the Apt short story is to be found here. A lot of this batch of stories are, as you may have noticed, taking place specifically up in the Commonweal during the Twelve-years War with the Empire, a conflict over before Empire in Black and Gold starts, and taking place in […]

Come Fly With Me…

It’s the turn of the Fly-kinden this month, with a new short story, Fallen Heroes, here and another piece of David Mumford’s excellent art here. Enjoy! I’ve been criminally lax in linking to David’s other art (1), so I’ve added him to the blogroll (ridiculously ungracious name!) and you can see more of his work here. […]

New Art: Fly-kinden by David Mumford

Another of David’s pieces, this time his take on the ubiquitous Fly-kinden. Diminutive Fly-kinden live everywhere in the Lowlands and beyond. Clannish and pragmatic, and unrivalled in the air, they form a thriving underclass wherever they go: cheap labour for the Beetles, servants for the Spiders, military scouts for the Wasps. Fly-kinden are the world’s […]

New short story: Fallen Heroes by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Most of the short Shadows of the Apt fiction on this site will touch on the main series, even if sometimes only peripherally. It is entirely possible that Varmen or Averis may at some point cross the pages of a future volume. However, with a nod to the fact that Balkus the Ant was the […]