Stela Slumber Party at Lumi White’s

It was a cool spring evening as the guests arrived one by one at Lord White’s home in Zausberg. Lumi White met each guest at the door with a smile on her face. The slumber party had been her idea and she was anxious to make it memorable. First to arrive was Raessa, princess of Baghdad.  “Woooo!” She cried, fists raised above her head, a small satchel swinging from one fist. Lumi jumped at the exuberant princess. “I’ve been looking forward to this all week!”  “Thank you for coming, Princess Raessa,” Lumi said. “Oh, pish posh on the ‘princess’,” Raessa said as she swept by Lumi into the house, “What a lovely home!” “Thank you.” There was a knock on the door as Lumi directed Raessa to the front room. Lumi turned to the door and let in…

Brave New Stories: History of Science Fiction – Part 3

Here in part three we move forward to the first half of the Twentieth century. Spicy Weird Thrilling Tales: The Coming of the Pulps From the very late Victorian era to the start of WWII speculative fiction thrived in the pulp magazines. With hyperbolic titles, lurid covers, and inexpensive price, the pulps were extremely popular….

Impossible Interview: Lumi White

I made my way through the lovely streets of Zaubersburg. I soon found the home of Lord White where his daughter, Lumi, waited for me. Lumi had escaped the notice of the court until she had become the close “confidant” to Princess Fancis Hart. I sat across from her in their immaculate sitting room, tea…

Brave New Stories: History of Science Fiction – Part 2

We continue our look at the history of science fiction. Check out our selection of scifi titles at Stela. Unbinding Prometheus and the Birth of Modern Scifi The publication of a short novel in 1818 changed the future of science fiction: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. While often associated with gothic fiction Frankenstein features a mad scientist…

Delving into the Backstock – Part 6

Here is our final post detailing our library of missed gems at Stela. Be sure to check out our earlier backstock posts. Unnatural Selection In the near future zoos have replaced actual animals with mechanical replicas. Everything works out very well until a glitch; a very dangerous glitch, hits the zoo. Codename: Ursa Minor During…