Sunday, December 28, 2008

Magistria: Realm of the Sorceror

This is an anthology I contributed to many years ago that has since gone out of print. I'm making this page so I have somewhere to link to when I mention it.

It was reviewed by Bruce Durham, and by David A. Olson at SFReader. I'll repost the parts of the reviews relevant to my story, "The Metal Mages," since those are the sections most interesting to me. :)

Here's Bruce's take:

Onark can't understand why the girl is reluctant to become an Automaton, thereby achieving immortality. And then young Luje attempts to save her. This science-as-magic tale is well written and intriguing. A nice, smooth read with a disturbing finish.

David considered "The Metal Mages" the best story in the book, and says:

A boy follows a girl who was sacrificed up a mountain to save her from the metal mages. Two shocking surprises await the reader at the conclusion of this short, gripping tale. I hope that this story's plot line is followed up on in the future books planned for this anthology. Could make for some exciting sequels!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

New Stuff

BrainStorm from Jim Rodgers and Javi Laparra:

Horrorama from PJ:

And a science fiction story from Martin Morazzo:

These are all at the pitch stage right now.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pictures with Guns

Yes, I'm still alive. Fool.

And, for some reason, I've been watching lots of film noir and writing stories involving crimes and guns, which is something I don't normally do.

Here's a peek at something called MemNoir I'm working on with the hyper-talented Andrea Menghin:

And here's a peek at something called... something. By the magnificent... someone. (I'm not really sure I'm allowed to talk about this one yet; hence the coyness.)

A million others here if you're bored...

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