Because it's the season, my gift to you is a dozen cartoons that have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas whatsoever. I make no warranties as to whether they have anything to do with humour, either. Click on each one (hopefully) for a larger image.
Keen-eyed readers may have noticed that Heirs of the Blade brings in a number of characters previously seen in the short stories on this site. This is obviously because of my immense skill in foreshadowing and plotting ahead and not at all because several of those characters just wouldn't leave me alone until they got a serious […]
Herewith the lands of the Insect-kinden, as so far revealed. Click on each map to view in full detail.
All maps are the work of Hemesh Alles.
The Lowlands, showing the Three City Alliance
The East-Empire and the Exalsee
The South and West-Empire and the Dominion of Khanaphes
And last, for now, the Commonweal, as a sneak preview from Heirs […]
Latest news from the world of the insect-kinden:
Firstly, I will be at Fantasycon 2011 this year (1) and I've been asked to sit on a panel on Trends in Fantasy Fiction, 10am Saturday. I will hopefully be essaying a reading too, as the five people who came to the last one at Alt Fiction seemed to enjoy it (2). […]
Time for another soundtrack, this time the musical stylings of Khanaphes.
Track 1 — Overture (A Distant Sadness, from Battlestar Galactica Season 3 by Bear McCreary)
Track 2 — Che Voyaging (The Bunker (Reprise), from Shadow of the Vampire by Daniel Jones)
Track 3 — Che and Thalric (The Lonely Voyage, from Shadow of the Vampire by Daniel […]
This is going to be the last short for a while, as I'm on the very cusp of starting on Book 9, which so far going under the working title of "I haven't the faintest idea what the title will be" or, given that my publishers have a fondness for punchy titles, "I haven't the faintest idea […]
In the Mythology panel I was on at Alt Fiction with KD Laity and Mark Chadbourn, the topic came up of writers who created their own enduring mythologies. Tolkien got an airing, of course, but also in the spotlight were writers like Tove Jansson (1) and, of course, HP Lovecraft. Mark pinned Lovecraft as almost in […]
Something special this time — Jaroslaw is the translator who has worked on books 5 and 6 for Rebis in Poland, and gave me these cartoons (and more) when I met him at Pyrkon. I've been remiss in holding onto them until now without posting them on site, so here is the first batch.
I've been getting my teeth into some more short story writing before the bell tolls and it's round one for the next actual book (book 9, title still up in the air, unfortunately (1)). This new offering is The Last Ironclad and, as the title suggests, it's a direct follow-on from Ironclads, which you should read […]
Somewhat late, but here we are. Again, if you haven't read the book yet, moderate to high spoiler warnings.
Track 1 — Uctebri has the Shadow Box (The Daleks, from Dr Who series 1 by Murray Gold)
Track 2 — The Merchant Companies depart (Farewells, the Storm, from Rome by Jeff Beal)
Track 3 — The Flower of the Felyal […]