The Last Tsar’s Dragons

Cover of The Last Tsar's Dragons by Adam Stemple and Jane Yolen

with Jane Yolen
Tachyon 2019

I was initially reticent to turn this short story into a novella. But I am so glad we did. It got deeper and darker and, thanks to the awesome folks at Tachyon, it’s also reaching a lot more people.

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“Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it.”

—The Book Smugglers

“In essence, Yolen and Stemple create new origin or ending tales for key people of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The dragons, though a real part of the story, are also a metaphor for power, and the story becomes as philosophical as entertaining.”

—Grasping for the Wind

“Seriously clever and rigorous hard sci-fi about the difficulties of planning a political revolution.”

—Caustic Cover Critic