Am I falling or flying?
Mighty or helpless?
Imprisoned or free?
I have nothing: no possessions, no memories, no reference points or even solid ground to stand on; just falling (or is it flying?) through an endless mist. A voice beside me says this is the last free space in a world of slavery and suffering; another that it’s a self-imposed prison from a world of beauty and adventure. Who should I believe? What is waiting for me out there?
I make my choice and begin to discover what lies beyond the mist.
(Originally serialized in Sci Phi Journal)
“Ben Zwycky’s Beyond the Mist is not just good, it is occasionally even astonishing. In these jaded times where it often seems as if everything’s been done better already, this book serves up something I just haven’t seen before.” – Jeffro Johnson, Castalia House
“ “Beyond the Mist” was one of the few stories out of Issue 2 I thoroughly enjoyed, and I’ve been enjoying it more as it goes along. At first blush I thought it was a cut-and-dry hell/purgatory/heaven allegory, but as the narrative goes deeper and the adventure keeps unfolding, I find myself having no actual clue what’s going on, and I love it! It’s guaranteed fun and mystery, and I look forward to each new installment.
It’s also the first serial I’ve ever had the pleasure to read in serial form, so thank you for making my first experience a most pleasant one.” – Kevin Stuart Lee
“Like a science fictional Pilgrim’s Progress.” – D. G. D. Davidson, Sci-Fi Catholic
“A journey into strangeness…
A man with no name and no memories awakens flying in formless mists. So begins a strange journey in search of answers. Are we our memories or the result of our choices? How does one rise above the primitive? What is needed for civilization? Can we really leave the past behind and start anew? This is the journey where a man solves his greatest mystery: himself.” – David Hallquist, author of “The Quantum Process”.
“Sometimes you pick up a book and expect it to be one thing, and it turns out to be another. Pretty frequently that’s a terrible experience … Ben Zwycky’s Beyond the Mist, on the other hand, fulfills its promise, even when its promise turns out to be different from what you expected … All in all, Beyond the Mist is a great ride. It’s gifted with a pace that never bores and seldom lags at all.” – Joshua M. Young, author of “God Eaters”
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