Our Solemn Hour
C. E. Dorsett
Our Solemn Hour is...
A serialized prose setting.
Action – Adventure - Fantasy
Jidaigeki - Mystery - Science Fiction
Super Hero - Wuxia
A mash up universe where various elements are brought together to form a rich environment for stories to open the imagination of readers.
Our Solemn Hour is a tribute to my love of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and especially those places where the two intersect. Technofantasy is a popular genre that doesn't get the love and attention it deserves. From the Lensman to the Barsoom books to Star Wars and Final Fantasy, technofantasy has underpinned many Scifi genres.
My hopes with this setting is that it will be more than a simple homage to what I love, and that it will take on a life of its own.
Rebooting my heart
Over the years, I have been hard on reboots, and hopefully, this one will be an example of how a setting could and should be rebooted. Liquid Sky, Fate's Harrow, and Shine Like Thunder have been out for a while, and I have so much more that I want to do with these characters, but my writing style has changed a lot since I wrote them, that is why I am calling this a reboot.
I am taking this opportunity to fix some things in the setting that I was never happy with, and to fill in some of the gaps. I thought about doing this for the first time after I finished the first episode of Phara-un. That story marked a turning point in my fiction, and led me to where I am today.
This setting bible will discus some of the changes and why they were made. Welcome to a new galaxy of epic fantasy.