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About Darby Harn
Darby Harn is the author of the sci-fi superhero novel Ever The Hero, which Publisher’s Weekly called an “entertaining debut that uses super powers as a metaphor to delve into class politics in an alternate America.”
His fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Shimmer and other venues.
He is a senior writer for Screenrant, and a contributor for Star Wars News Net and Movie News Net. He is also part of The Movie News Network podcast team, talking all things movies, TV, and pop culture.
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Superheroes are big business. Imagine not being able to afford them.
Kit Baldwin scavenges the ruins of her city for alien artifacts just to make rent. Across the river, the superhuman live in towers built on fees collected from doing what was once considered an obligation. When Kit discovers a powerful alien artifact, it pays off more than she ever could have hoped.
The artifact draws the attention of Valene Blackwood, the most powerful of the superhuman Empowered. Kit’s ambition to turn the object into a quick sale quickly morphs into harnessing its cosmic powers to mitigating Valene’s suffering. Valene hears everything, everywhere, all the time.
If Kit can’t unlock the power of the artifact, Valene will be forced to retreat to the soundlessness of space. Without Valene’s compassion, the stricken city is left to the mercy of Valene’s ruthless father, who denies the assistance the city needs unless it can pay for it.
As Valene’s condition worsens, Kit becomes more and more desperate. She unleashes the full power of the alien artifact, transforming her forever, and the battle over what is owed, and to who.
All her life, Abi has run from her pain. Now she's run out of time.
After betraying her girlfriend, Kit, Abi takes advantage of the confused nature of Break Pointe to run to a different timeline. Abi tries to start over with a different Kit, but when that reality begins to disintegrate, Abi discovers a shocking secret.
Every timeline in existence is being destroyed one by one by an unknown force. Abi runs again, barely escaping, and is trapped in another strange reality with no way home. There she meets Miranda, a young woman who struggles to accept her own dark past. Slowly, Abi begins to confront not just the reality she’s in but the truth of who she is.
She struggles to find a way to get back to her original timeline and warn people of the coming disaster. But she doesn’t know if they will trust her, or if anything can be done to stop the end of the universe.
Wealth. Privilege. Superpowers. Valene has it all… including a target on her back.
For the first time in her life, Valene Blackwood has peace. She’s been aboard her own private space station for a year, removed from the sonic duress of the world that she suffers due to her superhuman ability to hear everything, everywhere. When her father dies, she must return and take over the family business - selling superhuman protection for profit.
With her father gone, challengers emerge for control of Great Power. Valene is young, unproven, and wanting only to go back to her sanctuary in the sky. She struggles to stay focused, knowing the future of the company is at stake. The future of the Empowered. Before she has a chance to get her feet on the ground, someone tries to kill her.
Advanced technology nearly rips Valene right out of her own skin. Technology only one person in the world could have invented: the woman she left behind by going up to the space station. Kit Baldwin. But Kit is a hero. Is someone setting her up? Is someone trying to ruin them both?
Valene sets out to find the truth, and for the first time in her life, she has to listen. She has to stay in the world. She has to be the hero she never wanted to be. If she can survive.
Superheroes left Break Pointe for dead. Now the dead are taking over.
Kit Baldwin tries to protect her city but it gets harder and harder. The Straw Men, a gang that has long troubled the streets of Break Pointe, presses their advantage in the lawless city.
They destroy the advanced engines Kit creates to provide heat and light during the terrible winter, but she quickly discovers it’s about more than forcing people to pay them for power. It’s about obtaining hers. Kit confronts the Straw Men and discovers a secret long buried in the ashes of her town.
TROUBLED GRAVES continues the adventures of Kit Baldwin of EVER THE HERO, a young woman with alien power and human faults.
A rogue black hole tears apart the solar system. Mairead’s life is already in pieces.
The Earth has less than a year to survive.
Asteroids rain hell; earthquakes rattle cities; manic tides swamp coasts. Mairead intends to give herself to the erratic waves that erode her remote Irish island, the same that claimed her child. When Gavin, an American, arrives to scatter his father’s ashes, she becomes torn between wanting for life and death.
Despite the tides, fuel shortages, and closing borders that threaten to trap him on the island, Gavin can’t seem to scatter the ashes. He doesn’t know how to let go any more than Mairead does and they find a strange comfort in their confusion.
Their affair draws Mairead back to the world of the living, but the longer Gavin stays, the more it seems there might be a future for them. There is no future.
Life closes down around them. The world they know shreds. Life drains into an inescapable abyss. And yet Mairead fights, both the gravity of her grief and the restless, dissonant desire to find some kind of peace no matter how brief.
When superheroes abandon a city, the wolves move in.
Kit Baldwin defeated Great Power, the superhero corporation that kept Break Pointe on its knees. For her trouble, she's won a broken city suffering its worst winter in years. Kit investigates the body of a strange, giant wolf found among the ruins and realizes a pack of Empowered wolves is encroaching on Break Pointe. They want justice. She wants the truth. As she tries to find out who killed the wolf, Kit is drawn into a complex mystery that tests her power, her integrity, and the fragile peace she fights for.
BLOODBACK continues the adventures of Kit Baldwin of EVER THE HERO, a young woman with alien power and human faults.
In its place, a new story of humanity has emerged, a story without the complications and twists we all know; a story without the Cold War, or Shakespeare. Without Christ.
But there are echoes of our world - lone souls from all ages of our former history, shipwrecked in the new. Each and every one of them represents a living threat against the validity of this new, virgin history, none more so than the mysterious author of a subversive book passed in secret, and spoken of only in whisper.
Elizabeth writes of England, of Israel and Egypt, all countries that never existed. She writes of a garden, and genesis. She writes of a promised land and a chosen people.
The Book of Elizabeth is the moving journey of England's greatest monarch, Elizabeth I, who liberated from the constraints of her time, seeks a life free from the turmoil and strife that plagued it. In doing so, she opens a Pandora's Box she never could have anticipated, and can never hope to contain.