From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the main complete electronic library of vintage SFF titles ever assembled, comes a terrific creation to at least one of the original voices of British technological know-how fiction, John Middleton Murry, Jr, who wrote his most sensible paintings less than the pen identify Richard Cowper.
The son of the recognized critic John Middleton Murry, Cowper introduced himself to the technology fiction international in 1967 with step forward, which discovered favour for a subtlety and richness of characterisation now not obvious in such a lot modern SF. the assumption of a reworked destiny England turned his signature leitmotif and it's this topic that informs the Corlay stories contained during this omnibus. this can be the full Corlay series, that includes introductory novella 'PIPER on the GATES OF sunrise' and novels the line TO CORLAY, A DREAM OF KINSHIP and A TAPESTRY OF TIME.
THE highway TO CORLAY:
On the Eve of the Fourth Millennium a slowly-building civilization, suffering out of the rubble of the Drowning, was once beaten underneath the sceptre of a robust and repressive Church. yet at the Eve of the Fourth Millennium the sound of a paranormal pipe was once heard, and the air was once jam-packed with songs of freedom and enlightenment. And at the Eve of the Fourth Millennium the Boy seemed, bringing the present of sacrilege, a harbinger of the long run, heralding the arriving of the White fowl of Dawning. it's the coming of a brand new Age. an excellent destiny bearing the offers of the past!
A DREAM OF KINSHIP:
They got here to ruin! The treacherous Falcons, uniformed within the black leather-based tunics of the enthusiast Secular Arm, descended on Corlay to burn and kill. Commanded by means of Lord consistent, ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, they have been made up our minds to weigh down the spiritual heresy of Kinship. yet a brand new dream rose from the ashes... whilst 4 Kinsmen escaped the carnage in their loved land, each one helped to meet the miracle that were foretold: the arriving of the kid of the Bride of Time.
A TAPESTRY OF TIME:
Twenty years have handed because the martyrdom of the Boy-piper at York, 20 years within which his legacy, the move of Kinship, has challenged the tyranny of the Church Militant in Britain's seven island kingdoms. Now his namesake, Tom, bearing the Boy's personal pipes and maybe himself imbued with the spirit of the White chicken, is wandering Europe in corporation with the woman, Witchet. yet catastrophe overtakes them and Tom, in a bushy of vengeance, breaks his vow of Kinship. A bad course lies prior to him, one who transcends his personal global. As he travels it, Tom needs to come to appreciate the real nature of the wild White poultry, of The Bride of Time and her baby, and of the tune the big name Born sang.