Arcane Synthesis: A Blended-Genre Anthology

ABOUT Bob Whitely

Bob Whitely
Bob is an author, game designer and commercial artist. Having fallen in love with comics, fantasy and science fiction at an early age, he remains firmly rooted in what he calls blended-genre fiction, and desires to write little else. The author of numerous games and hundreds of stories se More...


Eight stories from the 31st Century: a blend of fantasy and science fiction, horror and hope, by new and established authors—different voices revealing a single, blended-genre vision.

• A homeless boy struggles to silence the voices in his head and master his burgeoning mental powers

• After bonding with a plant companion in the swamp, a naive mage finds wisdom and acceptance

• Trapped on a magic-scarred world, the descendants of a crashed mech carrier learn to live without technology

• A secret order of knights face overwhelming odds to stop a powerful being from the future

• On a world obsessed with magic, a stranded mech pilot turned private eye is hired to crack a murder case implicating technology

• A ragtag band of opportunists race to find a world-shattering weapon before their enemies

• The truth about a missing child lies in a treacherous forest harboring the Masked Man and lethal technology

• A sentient train and its exotic crew uncover a secret that threatens everything they hold dear

The Cosmoverse is a place where one, seemingly insignificant person, can change everything—not merely in one city or on one world, but perhaps even across the dimensions. The Cosmoverse is the backdrop for most of our stories, rpg, board and card games.

Over 400 pages (7 novellas and 1 novelette). Illustrations accompany each story.