A long time from now in a galaxy we call home... It is the twenty-third century and scientists, dreamers, crooks and believers have bridged the vast cosmos, staking their claims where distant suns burn fierce in the sky. Yet for all of humankind's technological marvels, life for many is far from a wondrous fairytale.
A petty thief is offered riches to steal a very special device, but has he let the genie out of the bottle? Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? A priest is rescued after a quest to find the mythical alien home world ends in disaster, but who is the mysterious stranger wearing his boots? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill! This collection brings together the 'prequel' seasonal short stories from the space-opera worlds of the Hollow Moon series.
About the Author
Steph Bennion is a writer, Westminster civil servant and occasional musician, born and bred in the Black Country but now living in South London, England. Her science-fiction stories are written as a reaction to the dearth of alternative heroes amidst bookshelves swamped by tales of the supernatural. For every aspiring vampire or wizard, the world needs an astrophysicist, an engineer, or at the very least someone who can make the trains run on time. PAW-PRINTS OF THE GODS, the follow-up to her debut novel HOLLOW MOON, was published in 2013.
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I agree...nicely written short story...thank you for the free entertainment.
Nicely written "Cinderella" tale.