PLAN

As far as celestial punishments go, being trapped in a pyramid for three millennia wasn’t that bad. The comet smashed a golf ball off the tee, launching it at the wall. Bouncing off the angled, brick surface, the ball buried itself in the sandy floor. Uncle Lexell disappeared. Some say he intentionally collided with Jupiter,…

FAMILY

The king never intended to have a daughter, let alone one who was a comet. But such was the result of a night of passion with the Milky Way. He named her Silje, He held her close and told her how much he loved her. Then he released her to the heavens. The royal astronomer…

ADJOURNMENT

On the 720th floor of the Library Singulus is a domed room surrounded by a balcony. A chess board, upon which a game is in an early stage, floats in the center of the room. The balcony chairs are empty and will remain so for the next thirty-seven years, when Halley returns to counter Stephan–Oterma’s…