"Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point," said Scrooge, "answer me one question. Are these the shadows of things that Will be, or are they the shadows of things that May be, only?” -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Lachlan Smith
has seen the future.
You’re not in it.

Locksmith doesn’t think of himself as a hero. His father lived a heroic life, and died an even more heroic death. Lock has no ambitions to do the first, and absolutely refuses to do the second.
Fortunately, there’s Gary. He has conquered legions of the undead, hordes of enemy aliens… wait, we’re not counting video games? Crap. Guess he’s not much of a hero either.
Then, one day, they discover a new world. It is a vast, steaming jungle, full of ruins, devoid of all human habitation. It is a dangerous world, with many predators, from giant dogs to swarms of carnivorous rats. And the worst part is that it is our world, many years from now, when Homo sapiens is extinct.
Something terrible has happened — or rather, will happen. No one knows what, or when, or how. Someone must find out — and stop it from happening — before it is too late.
This is a job for heroes.
But we don’t have any on hand at the moment, so we’ll have to make do with Lock and Gary.

The Locksmith Trilogy
• Locksmith’s Closet (More about Locksmith's Closet here.)
• Locksmith’s Journeys
• Locksmith’s War

Other Writings


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