The New Carpathian stories written by Ian Fox (Zelgadis), are set in a fantasy sci-fi world where a number of different species; Humans, Nekomi, Neko-humans, Tokki, Elves, Dragons, Komodo, Demons, Bats and other hybrids live, work and play together in the Carpathian Federation of Planets.
The stories begin here with Carpathia III which have now concluded and is the best place to start. No need to worry about I and II, they did exist at one time in another parallel sim-universe, but are not at all necessary to enjoy the current published stories.
While some of the stories are set in space, Mr. Fox uses game-play images from Simcity 4 to represent terrestrial and city scenes in the story.
Carpathia IV is the current story, and updates every Friday.
Tales From Carpathia are a set of short stories that take place in the Carpathian universe that may feature cameos of the characters from the main stories, or may just be stand alone stories with their own set of characters.