The Violent Century
by Lavie Tidhar
The Vomacht Wave changed the world in 1932, giving rise to superheroes and ubermensch like Schneesturm and the Red Sickle. In the present day, British operative Fogg is summoned to London to meet with the Old Man, a shadowy figure who heads the department he used to work for, along with his old compatriot, Oblivion. In bits and pieces, we learn the story of Doctor Vomacht and, more importantly, that of his daughter, Klara AKA Sommertag, as her path repeatedly crosses Fogg’s.