Sat, 20 August 2011
Author Keith R.A. DeCandido reads from his contribution to the Tales of the Scattered Earth series published by Crossroad Press.Any thoughts on this episode can be left in our forums, or by writing email@example.com, or by calling us toll free 888-866-9010.
Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm. They scattered as well, each pursuing a fragment of their former domain. And, when they overtook those shards, the gods drew upon what power remained to them to restore their worshippers to life.
These new followers rose from dust and imperfect memory, for the gods too had been injured. Each claimed a new home, and a new life, and each thought itself—at least at first—to be the only Earth. All memory of their former world was lost, except vague memories of the gods who gave them new life. Then, one day, a single great event drew all their eyes to the stars—and beyond. And each of them felt a yearning. Something in them desired to be whole again, or at least to understand.
These are their stories.
These are The Tales of the Scattered Earth.
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