About Us

In the early 21st century, an explosion triggered a string of natural disasters and rapid environmental changes have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. A side effect of the explosion was the release of large quantities of a substance known as "ether" into the atmosphere. Most typically found in crystalline form, ether has been both a blessing and a curse. Exposure to crystalline ether has been known to trigger mutation in non-human life. The mega-corporation, Eden Industries, was able to harness ether as a fuel source. Ether powered shields now protect the world's few remaining cities. 

Awoken World is a shared world anthology created by Benjamin Edward and Adrian Cade. The Awoken World website is updated new short stories monthly.

About the Authors

Ben is a software engineer by trade. When he's not building websites he's working on the content to fill them. He is a huge fan of both the horror and science fiction genres. 

 Adrian studied to be a murse after college. Currently he manages a small business but occasionally he takes time out of his busy schedule to go to the hospital and slap death in the face here . When he's not doing either of those things he's working on getting a master's degree and writing for Awoken. His favorite genres are fantasy, adventure, and super-hero fiction. In his spare time he enjoys video games, reading, and annoying Benjamin.