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I am happy and proud that my 2016 SF Eocene Station has been shortlisted for the Endeavour Award. Keep all fingers crossed until November 17, please.  More details here.   2017 Endeavour FINALIST 150

Posted: July 22, 2017

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Trilogy Completed!

It's about ten years since I last wrote The End on Book Three of a trilogy (The Alchemist's Pursuit) unless you count my three YA stories about The Runner. Indeed I never thought I would attempt another threesome.  I am therefore very happy to have done so once more, having just turned in to Night Shade Books, Merlin Redux, the final book of "The Enchanter General."  Volume One, Ironfoot, will be published this coming September in both paperback and hardcover.

Posted: July 13, 2017

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Another great Story Bundle!

After the success of last year's Aurora Storybundle #1, here for a limited time, comes Aurora Storybundle #2, ten prizeworthy books of F&SF for only $20. Included is my runner-up fantasy standalone, The Cursed.

Posted: July 5, 2017

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Maps: Portal and others

If you purchased Portal of a Thousand Worlds  in any form of e-book you will receive within a few days a notice of a corrected free download, which will include the map that was accidentally omitted. If you bought a paper copy, that correction isn't possible.  However, the map of the Good Land has now been added to the Maps page of this website.  If you right-clink on the map you want and then left-click on "copy Image", you can post it to any file you want and print it out. It's not a perfect solution, but it is the best we could manage.

Posted: March 11, 2017

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YES, there is a map!

Only a couple of weeks after PORTAL OF A THOUSAND WORLDS was released did I get to see a copy, and only now am I free to do something about the problem.  Why ORIM chose to publish this great, complicated tale without a map escapes me completely.  I am truly sorry that so many of my fans have already had to struggle through the book without its aid.  They are selling cars without the steering wheels. I hope to have a downloadable version available by tomorrow.  

Posted: March 7, 2017

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Hot review!

Publishers Weekly has given a red-hot review to Portal of a Thousand Worlds, due out on St. Valentine's Day.  Read it here.

Posted: December 8, 2016

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New Blades Book

I have just sold a new story about the King's Blades to Five Rivers Publishing.  Title is One Velvet Glove. Fans will recall that a Blade hero named Sir Spender turned up very early in Lord of the Fire Lands while returning the swords of two Blades who had died defending their ward in a faraway land.  He never reappeared and we never learned the details. But hang in there, and in a year or so all will be revealed!  I had great fun revisiting Chivial and all my first reader friends did too.  

Posted: September 21, 2016

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Better Late Than Never

The first of two books about the Brothers Magnus, Speak to the Devil, was published in hardcover in 2010.  Although it received excellent reviews, the mass market paperback did not follow.  The e-book is available, and now I hear that the paperback is to be released on December 6th.  If you enjoy swords and sorcery, this is your chance to find out what happens when a family can field both.

Posted: July 31, 2016

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A New Series!

I am very happy to announce that Night Shade Books will be publishing Ironfoot, the first volume of an historical fantasy series, The Enchanter General, set in Twelfth Century England, when Normans rule and Saxons are the underclass.  Durwin, a crippled Saxon lad, manages to cure an ancient enchantment, Spricest ðu, whose text has been corrupted.  It promptly prophecies murder in his future.  (And, as we all know, in fantasy, prophecies never lie.)

Posted: April 16, 2016

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Audio versions

Almost all my books have been issued as audio downloads by Audible (a subsidiary of Amazon).  A dozen or so of these of these are going to be released as CDs in May, 2016.  This does not mean that the download version had been withdrawn; you can still buy those.  

Posted: December 23, 2015

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