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This website may be getting a little confusing for the uninitiated. Essentially it's the official outlet for two unrelated novels. IMPERIUM LUPI - a dieselpunk, anthro epic, the first of which is predominantly about packs of wolves and hyena clans. DOGS of MARS: DFTM - a classic retro sci-fi starring anthro dogs of various breeds.... Continue Reading →

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What is DOGS of MARS?

DOGS of MARS: Dog from the Machine is a retro sci-fi novel set in a parallel universe where dogs evolved to the heights of humanity instead of our simian ancestors. Though much of our universe is present and recognisable, everything human is canine. There are many dog races to be found, including huskers, shibans, dobers,... Continue Reading →

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The Great Dayfly Competition!

As Dayfly Publications' third year approaches, we're proud to announce our first ever official competition. There are three categories to choose from. Each category has a top prize and several runner-up prizes. You may enter all three, or two, or one. The closing date, and terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of... Continue Reading →

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By the Same Author

Dogs of Mars: Dog from the Machine Set in a retro-future populated by canines, Dogs of Mars follows the travails of Sasuke Hattori and his crew of prototype super-soldiers, known as the X-dogs. Created by Mars to defend her during the war with Earth, the X-dogs face a new threat in this peaceful age; a... Continue Reading →

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What is Imperium Lupi?

Imperium Lupi loosely translates as 'Empire of Wolves', but the title also alludes to the wonder mineral 'Imperium' which powers the advanced societies that have sprung up on the world of Erde. Erde is populated by various anthropomorphic races, some great, others meek. Imperium Lupi focuses on Lupa, an oligarchical city-state of many diverse beasts... Continue Reading →

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Benjamin 02

The first X-dog of the second generation, the appropriately dubbed Benjamin 02 came after Shep 00 and Ash 01. To create a yet stronger X-dog, Olympus Tech abandoned the trusty Alsatian breed and built an Akitan, blessing him not only with great technical expertise, but the physique of a god. With Ben it was back... Continue Reading →

Bryce 07

Possibly the strongest X-dog pound for pound, Bryce 'Seven' pushes the limits of even augmented canine biology with his rapid metabolism, which enables him to recover and return to service within a few hours. Because of the waste heat produced by cell-division and other life processes, Bryce often gets uncomfortably hot, sometimes dangerously so. He... Continue Reading →

DOGS of MARS – Portraits

All the known, extant X-dogs from DOGS of MARS. Original models. Shep 'Zero Zero' - Alsatian Commando Ash 'Zero One' - Alsatian Commando Second Generation. Maximus 'Three' - Laikan Medic Cliff 'Four' - Dober Pilot Hugo 'Five' - Shiban Polymath Dexus 'Six' - Laikan Science Officer Bryce 'Seven' - Pitsky Commando Raine 'Ten' - Alsatian... Continue Reading →

Chakaa Madou

Madou Jua-mata is a Chakaa, the hyena equivalent of the wolfen Howlers. Taught to fight and wield imperium by the great Prince Noss himself, young Madou is stronger and wiser than a hyena his age should be, and brave to a fault too. Like most hyenas on the Lupine Continent, Madou strains under the crushing... Continue Reading →

Bonus BIO – Holly Hunter

Holly hardly knew her mother, the late war hero Katre Hunter, even less her father. 'A dog from Mars', was all Holly's aunt and uncle would tell her as she grew up on an Earth-side ranch in middle America. As she became old and savvy enough to put the puzzle together, Holly realised Mom had... Continue Reading →

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