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  • The Back of the Beyond

Welcome to my web site. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.

For those of you on Goodreads, we’re giving away 100 Amazon ebook editions of my new novel, The Back of the Beyond. You can sign up for a chance to win between now and May 23rd here. 

My new book, The Back of the Beyond, is now out in Kindle and print editions. This one isn’t an Evenmere story, but the beginning of a new series, based on an idea I’ve had for several years. Betsy MItchell, who has edited all the Evenmere books–the first two when she was editor of the SF line at Warner Books–also did a great job advising me on how to improve the novel, most especially the first chapter. Here’s the blurb: 

Ride with Gray Darien into a land of wonder, where every animal, every blade of grass, every cup and sword, every tree, insect, and bird has a voice. A dangerous world filled with objects and beings that can reason, where merciless predators can conspire, and every creature has its own agenda. A land where Gray and his companions must learn to rapidly adapt or die.

 Below is the cover illustration, done by Bryan Burke and Scott Faris.

A short story of mine, Cage of Honor, will soon be published in issue #4 of editor Howard Jones’ fun pulp magazine, Tales from the Magician’s Skull. These kinds of stories are enjoyable to write.

My short story, The Battle of York, which originally appeared in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy and was later in Tor Books’ Year’s Best SF 10, was reprinted by Lightspeed Magazine, and can be read online for free.  There is also an interview and a free audio version.  The audio version can be found here.

I have a short story appearing on The Night Land website, entitled The Last Roadmaker, found here.  William Hope Hodgson’s The Night Land was a passion for the late Editor Andy Robertson, and his site is a real labor of love, so while you’re there, delve into it a bit. There’s a lot of original fiction based on the book, along with facts and speculations about Hodgson and his work.

An audiobook version of my rewrite of Hodgson’s The Night Land is now available at Audible, Amazon, and other on-line retailers. 

Thanks to artist Bob Eggleton for graciously allowing me to use a portion of his work, which appeared as the cover for the first edition of The False House, for my banner.