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It wanders through space in fiery temperatures that make Hades look like a vacation spot by comparison. The first planet in our Solar System that races around the Sun once every 88 days. Named after the Roman god of commerce, eloquence, messages, travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he also serves as the guide of souls to the underworld.
These then, are the tales of Mercury:

In The Palace of Promised Immortality, by John C. Wright, takes place on Mercury itself, yet is also the tale of a traveler not only in time, but alternate worlds.

Schubert to Rachmaninoff, by Ben Wheeler, deals with a messenger braving hazards while traveling across the barren wastes of Mercury.

The Element of Transmutation, by Jagi L. Lamplighter, brings us the mythic character Mercury himself, and the element’s fascination with early alchemists.

The Haunted Mines of Mercury, by Joshua M. Young, brings a man into confrontation with the past while exploring the subterranean tunnels of Mercury.

The Tower of the Luminous Sages, by Corey McCleery, is a tale of fantasy and fantastic travel though strange realms.

Quicksilver, by J.D. Beckwith, is the tale of a crisis on a ship traveling near Mercury.

Ancestors Answer, by Bokerah Brumley, is a tale of a different type of travel: time, in a matter of family honor.

Last Call, by Lou Antonelli, brings us a Mercury of the far future, mined out of its precious minerals and all but forgotten.

Deceptive Appearances, by Declan Finn, brings a tale of rogues and schemes under the domes of Mercury.

mDNA, by Misha Burnett, is a tale of a different kind of messanger: a genetic courier in a desolate wasteland.

The Star of Mercury, by April Freeman, involves bitter rivalry and high technology on Mercury, but most of all, the importance of a child’s life.

Cucurbita Mercurias, by Dawn Witzke, brings us a murder mystery during a crucial phase of the colonization of Mercury.

The Wanderer, by David Hallquist, is a tale of two explorers, one an alien probe, and the other a man researching the interior of Mercury.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : Paperback

Title: Planetary Anthology Series: Mercury (Tuscany Bay's Planetary Anthology Series)
Author(s): David Hallquist, John C Wright, L Jagi Lamplighter, Declan Finn, Bokerah Brumley, A M Freeman, Lou Antonelli, Misha Burnett, J D Beckwith, Dawn Witzke
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Planetary Anthology Series: Mercury
Author(s): David Hallquist, Lou Antonelli, J D Beckwith, Misha Burnett, Bokerah Brumley, Declan Finn, A M Freeman, Dawn Witzke, John C Wright, L Jagi Lamplighter, Joshua M Young, Benjamin Wheeler, Corey McCleery
Publisher: Tuscany Bay Books
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