Cloud PermutationsLavie Tidhar
A novella. Cover art by Pedro Marques.
The world of Heven was populated, centuries ago, by Melanesian settlers from distant Earth. It is a peaceful, quiet world — yet it harbours ancient secrets.
Kal just wants to fly. But flying is the one thing forbidden on Heven — a world dominated by the mysterious, ever present clouds in the skies. What do they hide? For Kal, finding the answer might mean his death — but how far will you go to realise your dreams?
Set against the breathtaking vista of a world filled with mystery and magic, Cloud Permutations is a planetary romance with a unique South Pacific flavour, filled with mythic monsters, ancient alien artefacts, floating islands and a quest to find a legendary tower... whatever the cost.
Genres: science fiction
Total ratings: 3
Currently based in Laos, in South-East Asia, Lavie is an Israeli who has lived in places as exotic as Vanuatu, South Africa and Britain. As well as a clutch of highly regarded short stories and novellas, his website World SF has attracted much attention for focussing specifically on the SF and fantasy produced in non-English speaking countries of the world.