On Friday, April 7, 2017, I’m going to be live on The Speculative Fiction Cantina. The show starts at 6 PM Eastern / 3 PM Pacific and we’ll be discussing genre stuff and taking questions.
Tag Archive: Fantasy
Last week, I got to see Daniel Campisi, my best friend, for the first time in years. Since I went to visit him, he took me on my first trip to an ocean–any ocean.
Having mentioned a Patreon campaign several times, you would think I would have such a thing in place by now.
What is the purpose of science fiction? In many respects, it is a commentary on our society, who we are, and where we could be going?
I discussed some of these things in my last post, but I feel this is worth discussing further. For the record, this isn’t something that’s happened since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Yes, it’s that time again, the time when I start playing with dark fantasy stories. I’m doing this on a few fronts this time.
My friend In The Shadow of War. As another emerging writer like myself, I wanted to share this release with everyone.has just released the first novel of THE DARK MAGE CHRONICLES,
You’re thinking Why might this book be for me? I shall gladly answer that.
- It stands on the tradition of Mass Effect. Lead character Dearic Thyne is an Ardour, something of a fantasy equivalent of a Spectre with an extra dash of detective thrown in. While there are bandits, thieves, and orcs running around, there are also the insect-like Nalgvane and a mystery species called the Mists. It’s a wide world where the standard rules don’t have to apply all the time.
- Dearic is suppose to be a perfect character and fails at it. When I asked Bradley to describe Dearic to me, he said this: “Dearic is the quintessential good guy. He’s chivalrous, likes beautiful women, is highly intelligent, and likes to fight with a rapier.” He makes enemies, he doesn’t know the full capability of his weapons, and, when he has a purpose, he’s utterly single-minded.
- “Who am I?” Dearic doesn’t know where he comes from, as he’s the King’s adopted son. Despite that major pull on his loyalty, he still has to find out where he came from, then determine how much his nurture or nature will shape his future.
If you’re ready for In The Shadow Of War, it’s ready for you now.
In the past month, I’ve done a lot of work on a new short story, “The Mirror of Tila.” This is meant for a fantasy anthology focusing on villain characters. A bonus for me is that it features my dark fantasy setting, THE NIGHT LANDS.
I need 10,000 words. Currently, I have 7,500. The next part to write looks like this:
Everyone should have a chance at a fun Halloween full of shadowy things and imagined wonders.
With that in mind, I have a few treats available.
When I was role playing at least once a week, there was a period where I ran a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic campaign. All my preparations from character attributes to secret clues were all listed in a single black notebook. Any time my friend Rick saw this notebook, he’d say something like, “Oh, no. You’re plotting and scheming again.”
I mention it because, yes, I have been plotting and scheming.