To Dream the Blackbane
by Richard J. O’Brien
A cosmic event in 2015 fused earth with the faerie realm. Scientists refer to the event as the Anomaly. A byproduct of the Anomaly was the advent of hybrid beings – people who became mixed with whatever animal or object was nearest them the moment the Anomaly occurred. Humans, or Pedigrees, soon relegated fairy refugees and hybrids into ghetto zones in large cities.
Seventy years later, Wolfgang Rex, a second-generation hybrid human/Rhodesian Ridgeback – is a retired police detective who runs a private investigation business in Chicago’s Southside. It’s a one-hybrid show: though Rex couldn’t survive without his assistant, the faerie Sally Sandweb.
Trouble starts when two vampires visit Rex and offer him a substantial reward for the recovery of a stolen scroll. Followed by Charlotte Sweeney-Jarhadill, a Pedigree woman from Louisiana, wanting him to rid her home of a ghost.
Category: Science Fiction – Dystopian