Guided By This Birthmark On My Skin
The Lost Puzzler (Tarakan Chronicles, volume 1)
By Eyal Kless
2019’s The Lost Puzzler is the first volume in Eyal Kless’ Tarakan Chronicles. It is a post-apocalyptic adventure.
The Catastrophe annihilated the Tarakans (who lived in high-tech enclaves on a distant-future Earth) and their enemies but it didn’t quite manage to kill every human on the planet. A few humans survived, scrounging what they can from the ruins. It’s a hard-scrabble life, full of unwanted adventure.
But adventures make good stories.