After many sleepless nights and early mornings–after all those editing, proofreading, image-making, layout-grinding hours–our very first publication, ‘Journeys in the Winterlands’, is finally here!
It contains three stories, by three different authors, all set in the same world. All fragments of the same myth. It is a world of ecological chaos, delirium and steam: where the earth has frozen over, the sky is filled with twilight, and where most of the people left have been driven out of their senses–spending their time constructing monsters that are part-engine, part-alive. It is the story of Callista, the Flowergirl of Crossbones, and her unending search to rescue her mentor, the elusive Web of the North. It is the story of the sky-crazed Affected who now make up the majority of the world’s population, and the elusive thoughts that chase around and around inside their heads for all eternity. Most of all, it is the story of the things we value when the world is frozen, life is hard, and hope is hard to come by.
It has been printed in a 53 page chapbook, on recycled paper, by the Footprint Workers Co-Operative, and is also available in a variety of digital formats. We would be delighted to know what you think of it, and hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve all enjoyed creating it.