This is a list of material written about, or in, the Tomorrowlands universe.
PLEASE NOTE: I lost many of these stories to a server crash some years back; I'm still reassembling the page from archive.org and from my own files. Some links on this page are still broken. If I'm missing one you want to read, please contact me and I'll find it for you.
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Do you want to contribute to the TTU canon? Read the contribution guidelines, take an idea, and run with it! All stories written in the Tomorrowlands universe will be linked to from this page.
If you've got some time to spare, immerse yourself in one of these tales. Just don't blame me if the sun rises as you're finishing Chapter 23.
Toys, book 1 (novella) -- A mage faces life as a blow-up when a
life spell blows up in her face. Then she gets a colleague involved.
Then ... her family finds out.
Toys, book 2 (novella) -- When simply showing up in court and
talking to the judge isn't enough to legally prove that you're alive, it
can make your existence quite complex. But Titania finds out that her
legal problems are the least of her worries ...
Prose set in the Tomorrowlands, of a size amenable to being read in a
Birthday Present (precision short
story) -- A 250-word (no more, no less) vignette on a young boy's
discovery of therianthropy.
But The Garden Has No Apples (short
story) -- Not everyone appreciated the Changes equally; and quite a few
had to decide what to make of a mixed blessing.
Faith (short story) --
Thou shalt not fear the Lord ... until His servant takes matters into
his own hands. A dark TTU tale set in England.
Kenneth (short story) -- The worlds of
magic and mundanity collide for a young man in the early days after the
Learning Experiences (short story) --
As Ash gives magic pointers to a young woman in the Midwest, he's
interrupted by a man with a chip on his shoulder and an ace up his
News In Brief, 1 (precision short
The Better Business Bureau later determined that the "Results
Guaranteed!" on the book's cover was a warning, not a warranty. (250
words, on the nose.)
Scatterlings (short story) --
In which a familiar personage gets mistaken for a tourist, learns some
Mexican slang for "therianthrope," and drinks the best glass of lemonade
he's never had.
Snow (short story) --
The dead of winter tell no tales.
Cultural artifacts from a world much like our own -- a collection of essays, songs, opinions, and detritus collected from within TTU.
The Death of Teleportation (essay) --
After The Changes, magic was poised to turn society upside down. Then
our dreams started dying one by one. "What happened?" asks a Boston mage,
focusing on arguably the most revolutionary magical advance possible.
Offertory (song lyrics) --
Las Vegas singer Sheen searches for the perfect gift for her beloved.
Also includes a brief review of her early performances.
Over the Horizon (song lyrics) --
The first song by a fully nonhuman band to reach the Top 40, rewritten
years later in celebration of New Atlantis' founding, and presented (with
extensive liner notes) in its revised version.
Three Wolves (song lyrics) --
A blues riff on how society can break those who aren't ready for it,
inspired by a late night of drinking with a unicorn.
Top Cats and Tales (interview) --
Las Vegas singer Sheen, a self-described "cat person," reflects on fame,
relationships, science fiction, and theri empowerment.
Warlocks Shampoo (advertisement) --
It's a basic rule of capitalism that products grow to fill available
markets. When dealing with therianthropy, the rule still holds.
This is the place for Tomorrowlands "meta-writing" (items written for exposition, or random information about the world), multimedia, or ... well, whatever.
How To Become a Therianthrope in Four
Easy Steps (essay) --
This highly detailed guide for TTU writers explores almost every
facet of therianthropes' transformations, and should be considered the
story universe's definitive rules thereof.
Shadows (comic) --
When you hide from your dreams, what is there left?
Tomorrowlands: The Early Days (essay) -- The events that shaped the world, from the First Sighting to The Meeting. (This is a link to the "history" page earlier in this section.)
This is a list of writings set in the Tomorrowlands universe, but which aren't strictly accurate to the world, or are otherwise unofficial. Their events won't appear in the timeline and their characters won't be in the list, but they're fun reading nevertheless.
All In A Day's Work (short story) -
The story that started it all! Ash and his comrades-in-arms take an
extremely parodic romp through a university under siege, enduring the
terrors of lawyers, lunch ladies, and ... a roomful of bunnies.
You'll miss all the in-jokes, but hey, it's a piece of history.
For the status of stories in progress, and for stories awaiting editing, please consult my TTU To-Do List. There's always more on the way, and that will give you an idea of what to look forward to.
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