Planetary: Mercury

New from Superversive Press:

In the Palace of Promised Immortality is a short story telling of Circe, the time traveler’s daughter, on they day before her wedding. It is a tale of how her past will change her future. Time travel is but one sort of travel, one sort of magic, sacred to the god of travelers, the god of magicians.

It is but one of the offerings appearing in the first of a new anthology series Superversive Press is launching one book per planet. (And, yes, you scoundrels, Pluto is included!)

Planetary Anthology: Mercury


Innermost of worlds, blasted by the sun by day and frozen by night, Mercury remains an enigma. Mythical Mercury was also the messenger and trickster, and known for blazing speed and wit. Here are thirteen tales of science-fiction and the fantastic featuring Mercury.

Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; The Planetary Anthology series explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance.

Fans of my wife’s Prospero Children’s series may have wondered how Erasmus Prospero came to be on a first name basis with the Swift God. The answer is in her short story appearing in the anthology.

Included in this volume are

In the Palace of Promised Immortality by John C. Wright
Schubert to Rachmaninoff by Benjamin Wheeler
The Element of Transformation by L. Jagi Lamplighter
In Tower of the Luminious Sages by Corey McCleery
The Haunted Mines of Mercury by Joshua M. Young
Quicksilver by J.D. Beckwith
Ancestors Answer by Bokerah Brumley
Last Call by Lou Antonelli
Deceptive Appearances by Declan Finn
mDNA by Misha Burnett
The Star of Mercury by A.M. Freeman
Cucurbita Mercurias by Dawn Witzke
The Wanderer by David Hallquist

And if you have not read the Prospero Children’s series yet, you can find the first one here: