Our Universes

All about Tod and Anna's universes in print.


In all our universes, you have our promise the dogs, cats, and pets in our fiction will never die. Everyone else is fair game.


Ever wanted your pets to talk and live the same life span as you? Well, in this far future, that goal has been achieved. Dogs, cats, and foxes compatible with nanotech shots are uplifted, making them truly sapient. However, with sapiency comes independence, responsibly, opinions, and trouble. These stories follow different Nano-Sapiens who have made a niche for themselves as rugged space cowboys, adventuresome space marines, persnickety scientists, and much more. (Stories are presented in chronological order. However, each is a stand-alone story. We recommend reading “Space Sheep” before “Space Dog” however.)

“Peer Review Parenting” covers the experiences of the first Nano-Sapiens rescuing their children from the new principal investigator. “Peer Review Parenting” is in the first volume of All Will Burn. https://www.amazon.com/Will-Burn-Raconteur-Press-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0CKX6KXVR

Our first published story is “Space Sheep and the Electric Cow”. This is the story of two space cowboys tending their space sheep, who meet a new friend chasing after a lost space cow. “Space Sheep and the Electric Cow” is in Space Cowboys 2: Electric Rodeo. https://www.amazon.com/Space-Cowboys-Electric-Raconteur-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0BXW4MR9W

In “Space Dog and the Runaway Asteroid”, the friend with the space cow returns to help the two space cowboys deal with a potentially deadly asteroid. And they all make a new friend along the way. “Space Dog and the Runaway Asteroid” is in Space Cowboys 3: Return of the Bookaroo. https://www.amazon.com/Space-Cowboys-Bookaroo-Raconteur-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0CJZWQ2BV

Our newest Nano-Sapiens story is “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”. Here we meet the Space Marine contingent of the Nano-Sapiens universe as they research the dreaded Monarch Empire. “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” is in Moggies 3: A Galaxy Fur Fur Away. https://www.amazon.com/Moggies-Space-Galaxy-Raconteur-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0CXZ5ZGXK


 One-Off Stories

“Cat Math” tells the tale of a man and his cat who have to deal with the aftereffects of space junk. The story uses Anna’s animal training and Tod’s experiences at NASA in on-orbit rendezvous and docking and work on the space station thermal bus. “Cat Math” is in Moggies 2: Moggies Back in Space. https://www.amazon.com/Moggies-Space-Raconteur-Press-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0CLT91RV6

Remember when we said “occasionally dark” on the main page? We were referring to this story. “The Peace of Il Maqluba” follows an out of place boy and girl, searching for peace and a place to belong inside the hidden magical history of Malta. “The Peace of Il Maqluba” is in Falcons of Malta. https://www.amazon.com/Falcons-Malta-Raconteur-Press-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0C6WK752F

“Eat Cake” is a 50-word postcard story about a chef’s battle in the kitchen. “Eat Cake” is in Fanta-Fly Postcards. https://www.amazon.com/Fanta-Fly-Postcards-Postcard-Stories-Book-ebook/dp/B0C4M6K3FJ

Our unpublished but sold story will be in an anthology of superhero stories from Real Live Press set in the 5 Second Rule RPG IP. https://liverealproductions.com/5-second-rule-in-universe-lore/