Start reading Tales from the Triverse
Episode list and everything a new reader needs to get started
Tales from the Triverse is an anthology of inter-connected detective stories. They can be read individually or in sequence. Over time, a larger story is being told that will reward regular readers. Think of it like a TV show, with some episodes more standalone than others.
Portals have opened in London, connecting Earth to a far future version of itself and a fantastical land where magic is real. As society adjusts to the new status quo, a specialist division of the police is established to handle the growing number of portal crimes.
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The Triverse is
Mid-Earth, an alternate 1970s London
Max-Earth, a vision of the 26th century
Palinor, where magic is real
Prologue: Two Hundred Years Earlier - where it all begins. I highly recommend reading this to set the scene before you dive into other tales. There’s also a comic version if you want a more visual starting point.
The Koth - Detectives Callihan and Clarke investigate a domestic disturbance at a London tower block.
Traffic - Clarke and Styles investigate what appears to be a human trafficking gang.
The Ambassadors - DC Lola Styles is invited to a fancy dinner aboard an airship.
Backdoors - a portal tear is discovered by a young boy, leading to trouble for his family.
Procedural - DC Kaminski investigates strange goings-on at the portal station and stumbles on something much bigger than he anticipated.
One-shot: One night in the future - DC Chakraborty makes a decision.
The creature - an unknown Palinese creature wreaks havoc on London.
One-shot: Interludes & contemplations - the fallout from the creature attack sends ripples across the triverse.
Accusations - a koth is accused of a terrible crime.
Expeditions & interrogations - the SDC detectives journey to Palinor and Ethiopia on separate cases.
Zealots - a cult is claiming to be able to wield magic on the streets of London, which should be impossible.
One-shot: Conspiracies - a new recruit is added to the team.
Rendition - DC Holland uncovers disturbing covert political action by his own government.
Pet shop - a mangled body is discovered in a suburban house in London.
One-shot: The writer - how do you write science fiction when you live in the future?
One-shot: Calculating the future - a day in the life of an AI megaship in orbit around Jupiter.
Bombings - a series of simultaneous terrorist attacks are triggered across the triverse.
Season 3 (ongoing)
One-shot: Rewards - the SDC is receiving more support than ever, but that’s got the Commissioner worried.
One-shot: Liaisons - DC Lola Style has a new job.
The escapists - witnesses place a career criminal at the scene of numerous heists on Palinor, despite the suspect still being in his jail cell in London.
Electioneering - political tensions in the triverse worsen.
Biological weapons - something bad is unleashed upon the portal station.
One-shot: Loose ends - revisiting earlier plot threads and creating some new ones.
Immortality - a businessman is claiming to offer eternal life; but what secrets is he hiding about his past?
Twenty-four hours - Clarke is forced to revisit the scene of Callihan’s murder.
Random acts of violence - things fall apart.
One-shot: A distant rebellion - the rebel mages make their move.
Rubbish - all that waste doesn’t just disappear into thin air, you know.
Fantasies - there’s a new drug on the streets of London.
One-shot: Temptations & regrets - DS Caitlin Shaw has a bad day
Railroad - DC Styles investigates portal disappearances
These fill out additional details of the world, or provide extra insight into the characters, and can be mostly read out of order.
Callihan’s Diary (contains some spoilers)
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