“The Park of Future Heroes,” an Irini story originally published in Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine in April 2022, has now been reprinted in Best of Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Vol. 5.
My story “The Park of Future Heroes” is out in the April issue of Penumbric. “The Park of Future Heroes” is an Irini story, chronologically set between “Irini” and “A Protector on the Road,” both of which appeared in Broadswords and Blasters. It’s my favorite Irini story to date. The complete list of Irini stories
One of my favorite characters to write is Irini Raschild, a stubborn, inquisitive, exiled princess whose eyes glow in the dark and who can change her hair color at will. She first appeared in Broadswords and Blasters Issue 5, and her story continued in Daily Science Fiction and Broadswords and Blasters Issue 11. Unfortunately, Broadswords