Isaac Asimov and other speculative fiction writers have postulated that what seems to be mere technology to modern eyes could be viewed as magic to people of other cultures and times ... and perhaps worlds?
In this series of novellas, classic and not-so-familiar faerie tales are placed in futuristic settings. The costumes and props might change, but the Human spirit and the quest for true love will never change.
Struck mute by an alien plague that's killed most of her colony and mutated her seven brothers into swanns, Aileen seeks a cure. She's found by Regis, ruler of a colony that regressed into a feudal state generations ago. Despite her muteness and their totally different languages and alphabets, they learn to communicate, and Regis makes her his wife. She is happy...until her continued search for a cure puts her in conflict with the colony's traditions.