Futures: A Point of Honor
Posted on September 27, 2019
by Aeryn Rudel
I have a new story out today called A Point of Honor published as a chapbook by Radix Media as part of their Futures series. It’s a near-future sci-fi piece I’m pretty excited about, and you can check it out (and purchase it if you’re so inclined) right here.
The United States has instituted archaic dueling codes overseen by a government agency called the Bureau of Honorable Affairs. Victims of slander and libel, among other crimes, can force their tormentors to face them in state-sanctioned combat. Jacob Mayweather is challenged to a duel by a man he has never met. The accusation is for a considerable crime, and Jacob must choose whether he will fight or be blacklisted as a duel dodger.
Here’s a little background on the story (no spoilers), mostly because unlike a lot of what I write I have clear memory of where this idea came from. I was reading book called
This nifty in-world poster that Radix Media created for the chapbook gives a little more insight into the story.
So, head on over to Radix Media and check out A Point of Honor, and while you’re there check out the other books in the Futures series (below).
Congrats, Aeryn! It’s one of my favorites of yours.
Thanks, Michelle. 🙂
That’s so cool! Congratulations!
If memory serves many – if not most – duels were not actually fought and deloping was common.