A Mystery at Eclipse Online

Eclipse Online, which just began publishing in October, has posted a new Hwarharth story from Eleanor Arnason, “Holmes Sherlock”, set among the humanoid alien species she first wrote about in Ring of Swords.

This is a clever Holmes pastiche and I’m always a sucker for those. Arnason hooked my interest with her premise and social satire, then held it through the transition to the story’s serious and philosophical ending.

Coming next to Eclipse Online: “Firebugs” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman and “Invisible Men” by Christopher Barzak.