The Walker of the Shifting Borderland (ebook)



The Walker is a child of the two Realms of the Continuum, a prince of Order and of Chaos—and a rebel against both. When he falls in love with an ephemeral, a mortal woman who is the key to the balance between the Realms, he triggers a struggle for her life—and the fate of her universe. 


Fantasy short story


"A very different sort of tale. ... A cosmic story of gods which seems to be inspired by the works of Michael Moorcock, and I think he would not be ashamed of it."

SF Crowsnest Reviews, Feb 2013

"A tale of epic love when a mortal gets caught between a battle of the gods. Smith reminds us that we have the potential to change the world around us and that self-sacrifice can be a means of making the world around us better."

Speculating Canada, Dec 2012

"The descriptions here have cosmic sweep…"

—Locus Online, Dec 2012

Publication History

This story first appeared in the special "Apocalypse" issue of On Spec Magazine (Nov 2012, #90, volume 24 no.3; ISSN 0843-476X).

Available Download Formats

Buyers may download either or both of the following formats:

.mobi (Kindle)
.epub (Nook, Sony, iPad, Kobo, and most ereaders)
.pdf (for printing or reading on computer screen)
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