‘…beautiful…. I really liked Dilman’s writing in this story.’ Bookshy Books
“And in the moving “The Flying Man of Stone” by Dilman Dila, 15-year-old Kera, having witnessed the slaughter of his mother and siblings by soldiers, is given a flying machine and a super-weapon by his ailing father, with tragic consequences.” Eric Brown, The Best Science Fiction Novels, Review Roundup
This novella was shortlisted for the 2017 Nommo Awards: Best Novella. You can read it here for free!
For years the Jolabong people have wandered across the world, looking for a new home. Torn apart by war and famine, they have all but given up. But it is in the fiery motivation of Laceng, a rebellious youth of the tribe, that the delicate future of the Jolabong is poised.
Together with his band of insurgents, Laceng marches into a valley of plenty – but what he finds there is worse than any threat his tribe has ever faced.