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Falling Into the Black, Chapter 2

Pejan stared at the inside of the prayer house’s front door and read the words emblazoned there in gold with an entirely different meaning from what the bahlan crafters had intended. 2,439 more words



The process of composition lasted for years. Composition was the living organism: the novel itself was the shell the organism accumulated through its life. Like a nautilus or a conch, when the living organism ends, and decays away, the shell alone is left to remain on the seabed. 70 more words


How to Build a Culture, 1 of 11

I wrote this for Westercon 34, and delivered it in 1981. At that time Jandrax and A Fond Farewell to Dying had been published, and I had written all or part of several other novels, some of which are mentioned here. 528 more words

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Drop me a line 21! The Nolavia Curse Part seven.

The wind whistling in my ears obliterated all thoughts except Anaira. Maintaining the spell keeping me from being scalped was exhausting. By the time the dragon released me, a few feet from a moat surrounding a castle, I had no energy to prevent my undignified fall into the stagnant water. 858 more words

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Review | The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Imaginative, atmospheric and well-written. 3.5/5 stars.

The blurb: Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. 451 more words


Best of Lies, 15 of 15

I turned, raising the lance, and the old dragon came down out of the sky, spreading a shadow across the face of the mountain. Erin squeezed past me and faced the beast. 572 more words

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Bursts of Colour

The Jack Hansard Series is now up to Episode 18, and I’m feeling like a proud mother in the weeks leading up to graduation. Better yet, I feel like the student who knows their long slog of essays and deadlines is finally drawing to an end. 259 more words

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