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I vacillate, sometimes, on whether it’s easier to do research for science fiction or my rather more comfortable historical fantasy. That may sound odd. Surely, after all, it ought to be easier to learn about events that have already come to pass than those that not only haven’t but in fact may never. It isn’t. […]
I am, as always, a font of surprise and insight. As I write this, Cialis spam appears to have somehow taken hold of my front page. I have no idea where it is, nor how to get rid of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, it won’t be an issue any longer. Meanwhile, […]
Last time, on Marcinwatch, we blogged. Since then, here’s what you may have missed: 1) A Big and Secretive Project About Which I’m Playing Coy has now been second-drafted and is making its way into beta reads. Phew. I’m not entirely sure how much work remains to be done or how it’ll be distributed, but […]
Want to know how much I love Minecraft? Go visit The Dan O’Brien Project and read a guest post. Dan’s running a Kindle Fire giveaway through his facebook page, so you may wish to poke around his blog. In other news, I did an interview over at Underground Book Reviews, whose gentleman and scholar says of […]
Valentine’s Day (have a happy one, by the by!) is not, perhaps, the most salutary of times for a post about delicious lies, but here we are. I was forwarded a fun infographic, and as I’m fond of the things, I’m passing it on to you. If you’re interested in which gender lies more often, […]
A divine storm batters the shutters of Purast, city of outcasts. Her people sleep fitfully, dreaming of coin and the blood that stains it. Adosha, toothless guardian of a rotted system, dreams of something better: an end to the Seven-fingered Hand, the criminal brotherhood that pulls Purast’s strings. But in a city of open […]
The Seven-fingered Hand has met with some minor delays, owing mostly to the impossibility of getting anything done during the holiday season, and early January has turned to mid-January. Alas. That said, the book is ready and formatted and awaiting one final touch before it’s good to go, so it won’t be long now! Also, […]
My next book, The Seven-Fingered Hand, should be ready in early January. But until then, a fun side project! Recently, the excellent work of a cadre of nerds coding games in their spare time has created mods enough to liven up Skyrim for me, and I’ve decided it’d be fun to do a bit of […]
Below Seri Ambara, the storm has raged for a hundred years. Above the clouds, on the island of Daya, Surya inherits the title of Chief Cartographer from her hated father. She must leave behind her home, her sister and her lover, to set sail for far-off Opalescent. There, she expects to lead a boring […]