Travel fantasy & magical realism

The Rucksack Universe is an ongoing, nonsequential series combining travel and magical realism. These are the titles currently available in English at Rucksack Press in ebook and print formats. All other rights are available. Click on each book title to see more detail.

Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series

The Rucksack Universe series combines alternate history, speculative fiction, myth, adventure, globetrotting, and intrigue—all with well-poured pints of beer. Library Journal says Anthony St. Clair’s storytelling has “universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett,” and readers say they love the Rucksack Universe’s unique combination of “quirk, wit, travel, and magic.”

Perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Rucksack Universe stories can be enjoyed individually, or in order:


The Martini of Destiny

Home Sweet Road

Forever the Road

The Lotus and the Barley