Humanity’s time is done. As a species it has ravaged the world and its own societies. From the ruins of civilisation arises a new race: Wraeththu. Androgynous, powerful and deadly, Wraeththu must rebuild or start anew. But when they are steeped in tribal warfare and gang culture – remnants of their human past – many cannot see beyond the moment, and it is up to the few who can to attempt to initiate change and growth.
Based on the world created by Storm Constantine for her Wraeththu novels, the stories in this collection are set in the very early days of Wraeththu history. Struggling to come to terms with their new condition, fighting to survive amid the hostile humans who remain, and the often equally-hostile hara of other tribes, Wraeththu must learn quickly how to master their powerful abilities or succumb to the same fate that destroyed humanity.
With an introduction by TV producer Brad Carpenter, who is working on a TV mini-series inspired by the Wraeththu novels, and stories from ten writers, many of whom are well-known within Wraeththu fandom, and including a new story from Storm herself, Paragenesis expands upon the mythology of the novels, telling the stories of the prime movers whose lives altered the fate of Wraeththu for ever and the hara whose tenacity and strength helped shape the future of their race.
Featuring stories by Storm Constantine, Wendy Darling, Christopher Coyle, Fiona Lane, Maria Leel, Martina Luise Pachali, Gwyn Harper, Suzanne Gabriel, Kristi Lee and Andy Bigwood. With cover by Ruby and interior illustrations by Ruby, Danielle Lainton and Andy Bigwood.
Paragenesis by Storm Constantine; The First by Wendy Darling; A Sickle Blade by Christopher Coyle; The Dawn of Hope by Suzanne Gabriel; The Burned Boy by Gwyn Harper; Building Immanion by Martina Luise Pachali; Specimen 16 by Andy Bigwood; You Can Never Go Back by Christopher Coyle; Conservation of Momentum by Fiona Lane; Song of the Sulh by Maria J Leel; The Rune-Throwing by Kristi Lee; Something's Coming by Wendy Darling; Pro Lucror by Storm Constantine.
Bonus articles: The Future of our Dark, Delirious Imaginings by Wendy Darling; Early Wraeththu Inspirations by Storm Constantine.