Runaway Odysseus: Collected Poems 2008-2012

      James Welsh
Runaway Odysseus: Collected Poems 2008-2012

A collection of all of James Welsh's poems from 2008 to 2012.Hilbert SpaceHilbert Space, a very special region of the universe, is a rather unique place. Inhabited by dozens of space faring civilizations and spanning hundreds of systems, it is home to thousands of stories worth telling. While the laws of physics, which lead to the rest of space being quite dull and boring for the most part, are acknowledged here, Hilbert Space is known to find many workarounds, loopholes, and compromises that ensure that it is a dangerous, yet also extremely entertaining domain. Pirate TheoryIn this short story, former smuggler and renowned adventurer Peppita and her crew decide to transport one last passenger, before seeking out bigger challenges. However, this one job turns out to be more involved than anyone could anticipate. In order to succeed, Captain Peppita must learn to think like a pirate, find out what true wealth really is, and discover which chemical substances are suitable for close-quarters combat.
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    In the Year of My Revolution

      James Welsh
In the Year of My Revolution

It is December 1892, and a train carrying rival ranchers has become snowbound in Nebraska. If the blizzard doesn't kill the passengers on board the train, a mysterious killer will. As the body count rises and the tensions heat and the temperature drops, it is up to a vagrant and a reporter to find out the truth and save the West from another range war.The American West, December 1892: a vagrant wins a train ticket to Wyoming in a game of poker. However, the train is overbooked with danger. There are cattle ranchers, both rich and poor, aboard, who still have open wounds from a recent range war. As well, there is a disturbed killer being transported by marshals to Wyoming to face trial for his involvement in the conflict. When the train derails during a blizzard in Nebraska, the passengers face the looming specter of death, which becomes more real when the killer is found mysteriously dead. But the killer's death is only the beginning, as more and more passengers are found brutally murdered. As tensions rise, it is up to the vagrant and his new friend, the investigative reporter Nellie Bly, to find out the truth before another range war is triggered.
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    Pale Eyes

      James Welsh
Pale Eyes

When the invincible Zeus is killed, his daughter Athena must rally her chaotic family of gods against a rising darkness, one that will not stop until Greece’s beauty is in ashes.Zeus, the immortal King of Everything, has been ruled by a prophecy that only his firstborn can kill him and take his throne. In spite of his best efforts, Athena – a brilliant warrior – is born. Instead of killing her father, though, Athena loves Zeus as much as she hates the idea of becoming queen. Meanwhile, thousands of feet beneath the world, King Hades of the Dead is jealous of the power his brother Zeus has held over him. Hungry for revenge, Hades tricks Athena into killing her father and assuming the throne. With the royalty of the gods now in chaos, Hades plans an invasion of the world that can only end with him as the supreme god, finally unchallenged. And so, with Zeus imprisoned in the depths of the Underworld, Athena must convince her unruly and suspicious family to cooperate with her, else Zeus and the world they love will become lost forever.
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