A science fiction novella initially published in Lou Anders' "Fast Forward 2" anthology, Pyr, 2008. It's the tale of duelling galactic colony-organisms that are competing to recruit all the matter in the universe for raw computation.
Since releasing his first book in February 2015, Matt Ryan has published ten books, including the bestselling Preston Six series. His fans were thrilled when he announced his second series, the Alchemist Academy, which takes place in the same world. Today Ryan reveals why he created such an unique magic system for this series, why the teachers at the Academy are so ruthless and how Allie's character came to be.