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Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism‘s Flames

No. 2 of 7 in the Faction Paradox short stories series
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By:Julian Eales (ed.)
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Editions:  UK (hardback) | UK (paperback)
Description:  Short story anthology featuring the “time travelling voodoo cult” that originated in the Doctor Who novel Alien Bodies.

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  December 2012
Publisher:  Obverse Books
Format: hardback

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  • Office Politics by Alan Taylor
  • ...and from the Tower she did fall by Cate Gardner
  • La Santa Muerte by Daniel Ribot
  • Dos Hombres — A Fable by Kelly Hale
  • All the Fun of the Fear by Stephen Marley
  • Wing Finger by Helen Angove
  • The Strings by James Worrad
  • Squatters Rights by Juliet Kemp
  • After the Velvet Eon by Simon Bucher-Jones
  • Remake/Remodel by Jonathan Dennis
  • Dharmayuddha by Aditya Bidikar
  • A Star’s View of Caroline by Sarah Hadley
  • De Umbris Idearum by Philip Purser-Hallard

Cover image for Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism's Flames
Edition: UK (paperback)
Released:  June 2015 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
Format: paperback
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I can remember asking him, ‘What are the stars? Where do they come from?’
He would tell me that the stars are burning worlds, caught forever in their unending flames, raging, roaring against the night. They look out beyond their fragile spheres for places of calm and serenity to shine their brightness and bring life.
He would clasp me around the shoulder and say that we were like stars. We had to use the energy within us to defeat the cold spaces, to turn away the dark things that dared to destroy life. We had to find our own calmness and serenity even when it was denied us.
I don’t think I understood him then. I was too small, and my brother never spoke in the concrete terms that my brain could comprehend.
Looking back on it, though, I think that’s when P.J. began to burn.
- Intermediant Izzy Ring, The Heaven Facility

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