Mariah’s Prologues

by Grace Bridges

Book Cover: Mariah's Prologues
Part of the The Vortex of Éire series:

From the world of Belfast 2079
WINNER OF THE 2018 SIR JULIUS VOGEL AWARD (Best Collected Work) from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Meet a dog with no name, a nun turned bandit, a cyborg with heart, lovers and schemers, enemies making back-alley deals, colleagues, tyrants, and fishermen. Experience their compassion and their stubborn grip on hope beyond all odds. Walk with them through dark places and watch them spot the impossibly tiny ray of light that somehow has the power to change everything.

When the world has turned to lifeless muck, hope can still be found in the oddest places. When food won’t grow even if it were legal to try, people still reach for strength deep within. When a government enslaves its subjects, they will find ways to protect what they treasure most in life.

Mariah’s Prologues form a collection of short stories that add extra pieces to the puzzle of Mariah’s world, with introductions to all your favourite characters and glimpses into their day-to-day lives before the adventure begins in Mariah’s Dream.

Publisher: Splashdown Books

WINNER OF THE 2018 SIR JULIUS VOGEL AWARD (Best Collected Work) from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Association of New Zealand

About the Author

Grace Bridges has been in love with language and art, and the art of language, for her entire life. She’s a semi-professional cat herder and also translates German and French. Indie publishing and freelance editing have been her focus for the past ten years, including 40+ titles in her Splashdown Books brand. She has written several novels in space opera, Irish cyberpunk, and in 2017 the EARTHCORE science mythology YA series set in New Zealand. Her short stories and non-fiction appear in many anthologies and online magazines. Grace loves to show people that it’s easy to make books—but also insists on top quality writing and design. She has served five years on the committee of New Zealand writers’ group SpecFicNZ and was president until 2021. See for information on her art, fiction and non-fiction, editing work, and more

Other Books By Grace Bridges

Series: Earthcore

Book Cover: RotoVegas

Series: Mariah's Prologues

Book Cover: The Dog With No Name
The Dog With No Name

Series: SpecFicNZ Anthologies

Book Cover: Te Kōrero Ahi Kā
Te Kōrero Ahi Kā

Series: Splashdown Droplets

Book Cover: A Stretch of Time
A Stretch of Time

Series: The Vortex of Éire

Book Cover: Mariah's Dream
Mariah's Dream
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