We’re Moving!

Hey folks! We've got an announcement to make: James over at Stewed Rhubarb has very kindly given us space on his server, so we're packing up and moving to AETHERANDICHOR.COM! We've got a lot of wonderful subscribers, and we're in the process of migrating you all to the new site, but you'll have to choose to... Continue Reading →

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Every Tear Unshed

It was the summer I turned eleven when I got famous. If someone brings it up now, Pa just laughs and tells me the right word is infamous. He says I should try to see it as a life experience. Then again, he also called the whole thing a grade A shit-show. It was Mikey... Continue Reading →

Outmatched: A Jagged Steel Creek Chronicle

Rico rode for months before he picked up the Tinker’s trail. He rode through woods in the South with trees millennia old that grew higher than the clouds, populated by ancient giants and cybernetic dwarves. He searched through the metal midlands of the robot nation to the East, where his alloy limbs and half-mechanical face... Continue Reading →

Out of the Shadows

There are seven boats pulled up on the bank side of a river. I find numbers important. Their winter covers are still on. It’s now summer so that is six to nine months and nobody disturbs them except the tidal movement in the estuary. It’s raining heavily and night is falling; never a good time.... Continue Reading →

The Sleep Rider

Helen was discovered at dawn. She was sat at the edge of the Feyness Cliffs. Cold all through, fingers bunched to fists within the deep folds of her mam’s taatit blanket which she refused to surrender. Stripes of slime marked her legs from the traivels of slugs and snails. Her lips remained closed. Nae takkin... Continue Reading →

3 Sea Stories

Isle of Aur Tales speak of an island lost in the fog somewhere in the ocean, not found on any map. It is said that it can only be revealed in the high seas to worthy travellers. Old sailors in taverns claim to have glimpsed and then lost it from sight, straining their eyes against... Continue Reading →

The Apprentice

As the heavenly bodies above sewed and threaded themselves in neat and twinkling alignments in the night sky, down on earth, Old Frizzlefish stood watching this display with rapt attention. He shivered apprehensively, feeling a tingling ecstasy rise from deep within his archaic bones at what he knew was coming. All his life seemed to... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2017 On Tour with MR Carey and Joe Hill

Apocalypse Now with MR Carey and Joe Hill, East Kilbride Arts Centre From our very own (new!) correspondent, Callum McSorley: "There are a few reasons to be proud of coming from East Kilbride. One – it gave birth to post-punk royalty The Jesus and Mary Chain. Two – its grey and not-at-all oppressive landscape helped inspire... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2017 with Ben Aaronovitch

Rachel visited the Edinburgh International Book Festival on a drizzly Wednesday evening: "You know what I like about fantasy and sci-fi writers? The good ones, that is? Their literary worlds are generally so detailed, so fascinating and so compelling that there are always questions to ask about them and the answers are (nearly always!) interesting... Continue Reading →

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