“The door is open, the cold beckons. In the beginning there was nothing but the Void and the Voice, the circle closes, and returns ever to itself.” The Chronicle of the Feyn
An invisible battle is being waged between the light of remembrance and dark of forgetting. It is a war waged through the generations, with stories as well as swords, guns, and magic. At this very moment there are eleven fallen demigods walking the earth. You are the twelfth.
The problem is, you don't know any of that yet. Maybe you've been having prophetic dreams that won't stop, or you hear the spirits of the trees demanding a blood sacrifice whenever you leave your apartment door. That's where most Fallen Cycle stories begin: as the crack begins to open between the mundane and the fantastic, the wondrous, and the horrific.
The Fallen are gods, and they are like you and me. Identity is tattooed on emptiness; a series of potentials. Variations on themes. Many iterations—simulacra blindly wandering in an orbit around the black sun, that locus of the unseen and unheard, the subconscious of surrealists and land of the dead. But what gods we can invent from our reflections.
We incorporate the study of philosophy, the occult, myths and esoterica within this project. Many of our non-fiction reflections on the same themes can be read on Modern Mythology.
The core team has been passionately working in multi- and trans-media formats for over a decade now separately, and for many years in collaboration. Many past Fallen Cycle projects have included extensive teams of collaborators, who are credited therein.
The following are the current central core:
“Brutal, darkly funny, and, above all, honest.” Powell’s Books ‘Short List’.
“A progressive fictional universe created by a wickedly talented scribe… Philip K Dick might have company someday…” Brooke Burgess, the Creator of award-winning animated series, Broken Saints.
“Beautiful!” David Mack, renowned sequential artist of Kabuki, Daredevil, Dexter, and much more.
“A stick of dynamite strapped to reality.” Scenery Zine.
“James Curcio’s novels resemble strange and intricate life stories, bubbles of fiction floating in the depths of the collective subconscious. Occasionally they rise to the surface and burst into the conscious mind, releasing dreamscapes where fantasy merges with the mundane. Demigods cavort with goth-punk teenagers. Ambivalent authority figures lord over underground networks. Pseudo-shamanic rituals and sex magick abound.“ Reality Sandwich.
“…talk about sprawling into myriad realms and building three albums simultaneously!” Jared Louche, front-man and mastermind, Chemlab, Covergirl.
“…a stick of dynamite, strapped to reality!” Scenery magazine