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About gfiezmont

Dune and The Left Hand of Darkness made a big impression before I went off to college. Once there, I discovered comparative literature an enriching journey that added magical realism and epic storytelling to my growth as a reader and a writer. A decade later, I had the great fortune of meeting Octavia Butler, whose work continues to inspire. Genre-blending speculative fiction has become my writing province; I hope you enjoy your visit with my Alnos Chronicles.

Chapter 4: Beginnings, Part B

Zur Nerses was the third of Goal’s four Ven suitors. The Zurs had ended up in Zyss after the 1676 conflict the Alnese called “the Islands Troubles” and the Ven called “The Islands Massacre”. The facts fit the Ven name … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Beginnings, Part A

Djazin had met Liz thirteen years before, right after marrying Joran. Kissing cousin Joran, as Kyet called him. He’d joined her family on Alnos in 1672 to pursue his engineering education, thus setting into motion her unexpected journey into the … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Ice Sheltered, Part B

When Goal awoke again, her grandfather stood over her. He had taken a hold of her left hand, and was caressing it gently. “Vrezh,” she greeted, her voice barely rising above a whisper. “Goal,” he greeted back. Leaning down, he … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Ice Sheltered, Part A

When Goal came to, Lex was cradling her against him. The pain in her arms and legs pulsed on in reduced fashion, closer to a manageable ache, and she felt light and warm. She tried to move, and found her … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: Alnos Born

When Djazin arrived at the Ashewe summer compound, she found the estate in an uproar. She hurried to the bungalow she shared with Liz of Nambo House, her best friend since music school, and found her friend in their bedroom, … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Into Summer Ice

Soft, quiet voices. Not whispers, exactly, but subdued, kept low, they rippled through her blackout until she started to understand words. A male voice, “I can’t.” “You must.” The second voice a little higher-pitched, probably female. The male voice continued, … Continue reading

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