The year is 1880. A hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire bought the allegiance of the dragons—and ever since, the Tarasov family has stood guard on the disputed borderlands. Now, as war looms in the south and the century-old mystery of the Defection cracks open, the Tarasovs must overcome their bad blood … or watch Russia fall.
Read if you like: Steampunk, dragons, Gatling guns, lesbians, language mysteries, espionage, family drama
In a land where gods walk beside men and witches defy death, war changes everything. Scholar and warrior, witch and king, priestess and corpse — all must come together to save their world from the ravages of the coming tempest.
Read if you like: Mythology, landscapes, postcolonial fantasies, stories about grief, strong narrative voice
Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories
Short story: “Dark Horse”
The evening before her mercenary company departs for the Balkans, Suhailah al-Saghira bint-e-Azzam meets a desperate stranger: Prudence Crewe, who claims to be searching for her runaway husband. Before they’ve exchange three words, Suhailah knows that the steely-eyed Mrs. Crewe is trouble–but Suhailah has a taste for trouble, and she could never resist a woman with a secret.
Retellings of the Inland Seas
Poem: “Into the Wine-Dark Sea”
The Argonauts embark on a journey into the deep, black sea of space–hailing the world they leave behind, and looking forward to the voyage to come.