David McLeod - Stories

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    David McLeod

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    David McLeod writes stories set both in a medieval fantasy world and in various Earth-analogues that touch that world from time to time. While admitting a debt to a youth wasted on fantasy and role-playing games, his goal is to bring fresh heroes, villains, and ordinary people into worlds different, but not so different, from our own.
  1. Global Explorer II

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 01/31/2015 (Updated: 09/30/2015)

    The kids of the Global Explorer and schools throughout the world show that they can make a difference. Armed with science leavened with a touch of magic*, they help bring the Enlightenment to the most closed societies of Earth.
    [*It’s magic only until you understand it.]
  2. Thermai Vignettes

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/06/2014 (Updated: 12/13/2014)

    A continuation of the events in "Prometheus Wakens." Please see the Story Note for more.
  3. Global Explorer

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 07/03/2014 (Updated: 10/09/2014)

    On the Global Explorer, science, espionage, and environmental activism meet Sea Cadets enrolled in a United Nations science program. The goal of the Explorer’s crew? To save the world from global warming, widespread hunger, pollution, post-Soviet Russian thuggery, and a myriad things adults created but that their children must solve.
  4. Translator III: Dragon Warrior

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 04/07/2014 (Updated: 07/23/2014)

    Phillip has found his dragon; now, he must decide whether to become a dragon rider or fulfill his oath to take Argon to his home, a place that lies perhaps 40,000 years in the past—or the future.
  5. Pilots II

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 03/27/2014 (Updated: 07/14/2014)

    Two boys from Earth Analogue III awaken on World, and learn that if they ever will fly again they must find a dragon. You may recall that these boys, Paul and Larry, died when their plane crashed on a search and rescue mission north of J’ville, Wyoming.
  6. 0300 Book 3

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 01/10/2014 (Updated: 04/22/2014)

    This is a continuation of "0300 Books 1 and 2," and parallels the second of those.
  7. Prometheus Wakens

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 11/30/2013 (Updated: 03/24/2014)

    If you’ve read “Protector of Children” you may remember Lucas. That particular Lucas lives (or lived or will live) in Earth Analogue IV, one not unlike the one in which you are reading this except that its inhabitants include the Greek gods and at least one titan. The narrative which follows occurs (or occurred or will occur) in Earth Analogues V and VII.
  8. Refuge

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 10/25/2012 (Updated: 01/05/2014)

    Neither the old gods nor their younger helpmates have been able to stop the coming collapse of civilization. Something more is needed. An ark, a refuge, a place where hurt, abused, abandoned, and thrown-away children can feel safe ... maybe, be safe. This is a sequel to "Nemesis" and "Protector of Children."
  9. Durch Ferne Welten und Zeiten

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/12/2013 (Updated: 12/05/2013)

    Earth and World intersect; boys move from one to the other; familiar stories meet in unfamiliar ways, all ruled by magic.
  10. Arthur in Eblis

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/07/2013 (Updated: 11/09/2013)

    Sometime in the remote past, a tween named Arthur leaves Arcadia to seek his friend, kidnapped by slavers and taken to Eblis, the land of dark magic and evil. Armed only with his wits, inchoate magic, and a dagger, Arthur begins a Heroes Journey.
  11. 0300 Book 1

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 07/08/2013 (Updated: 09/25/2013)

    Three Earth Analogues come together in "0300 Book 2." Here are beginnings of two of them.
  12. 0300 Book 2 2. 0300

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 09/25/2013)

    The sequel to 0300 Book 1, formerly published as "Finding Danny," updated and revised.
  13. Protector of Children

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 06/22/2012 (Updated: 03/22/2013)

    The old gods live: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. This must be understood, or nothing wonderful can come out of the story I am going to relate.
  14. Nemesis

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 03/09/2012 (Updated: 06/04/2012)

    Inspired by Piers Anthony and others. A story that combines myth and reality. Are the elder gods real?
  15. Redneck Trailer Park

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 02/11/2012 (Updated: 02/12/2012)

    An interlude. A brief story that takes place in what may become Americana.