The Land of Eden
a post-apocalyptic portal fantasy
The Land of Eden will be the primary setting for E. Christopher Clark’s follow-up to the The Stains of Time series. It combines Clark’s love of fairy tales, science fiction, and fantasy into a single world where anything is possible—but where the ultimate desire of most characters is just to get out of there and go home again.
Eden is a strange supercontinent surrounded by The River Without End. Sealed off from the rest of the universe except during Interregnums, it is primarily home to the four extant tribes of halflings. But each time a Calamity brings an iteration of reality to its end, Eden serves as the last refuge for the survivors of River’s wrath.
Vale of Thunder
A valley steeped in legend… and full of dinosaurs.
A sacred waterway in the land of Eden which was so beautiful it convinced the halflings to stay and call this place home.
The Emerald City is the capital of the Ninth Empire of Oz. By imperial proclamation, every exterior in the metropolis is either painted green or built of naturally green materials. And yet, it was not always this way.
The Nunyan Wastes
A vast cold desert, home to both the indigenous yeti and the cultists called The Saints of Sam Hill.
Reef of Broken Dreams
The Reef of Broken Dreams is one of the so-called Filters, created by the goddess Eden to help keep safe the purgatorial paradise which bears her name—and the halflings who call it home.
Paradise City is the largest of The Free Cities of Nunya, and is notorious throughout Eden for its enormous red-light district, its city-wide ban on public decency, and for the Twin Pillars of Salt which serve as the city gates.
An old mining settlement that's half stuck in the past, and half striving toward the future.
While many of the characters are human, not all of them are Earthlings—thanks to repeated reboots of reality and whatnot. And if that’s still not weird enough for you, there’s a shapeshifting species called the kíndalla, elves who count Santa Claus as a member of their species, and dwarves who are so technologically advanced they’ve created a synthetic symbiotic organism that’s made them the number one arms dealer in the universe.
Oh, and don’t forget about the anthropomorphic ducks. They’re great fun at birthday parties.
The Magic & Technology
When all of the cultures of a universe collide on one supercontinent, you’re bound to discover some new magics and technologies. Here are just a few.
The Armor of Apathy
How the traditional wardrobe of 90s-era slackers became the uniform of the post-apocalyptic resistance.
The source of nearly all superpowers is something all of us have… or used to have, as the case may be.
Only a word processor powered by hellfire itself can produce documents strong enough to withstand the rebirth of the universe.
How are mermaids made? And what about mermen or nonbinary merfolk? Find out here!