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Preternatural California

Whenever Anglos think of mythology, seems to me, they think of European mythology. Pick up a book and go to a movie theater and what do you see? Vampires, werewolves, angels. Well,  this isn’t Transylvania or the Black Forest or the … Continue reading

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The Global Scifi Market

  When I went to Loncon3, My First Conference Ever, I took along a notebook. On the first page… I got to meet Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of SHADOWS OF THE APT while waiting to get into the Dougal Dixon kaffeeklatsch. Then I talked with singer-songwriter Tim Griffin about (of all things) … Continue reading

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70 Buddhist Philosophy with Steve Bein

Welcome back to the Kingdoms of Evil podcast! This week I’m talking to Steve Bein, philosopher, martial artist, adventurer, and author of the Fated Blades series. Of which the second book, Year of the Demon, is newly available in paperback. We … Continue reading

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New Frontiers is done!

87K words. Jan2013-Aug2014. NEW FRONTIERS is done. I sent the final draft to Jennie Goloboy to shop to publishers. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported this project, including Melissa Walshe, Tex Thompson, Simon Roy, Ben Poulsen, Michael Silva, Christine … Continue reading

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The Unseen Colonized

When the colonizers came, the natives tried to fight. When they lost, they fled. And when the colonizers pursued, the natives fled further. They opened the holes between dreams and moved into the unseen world. The dreams tried to fight, and lost, and fled … Continue reading

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A Loncon3 Book List

So I spent a crazy week in London, attending Loncon3, My First Con Ever. I finally got to meet my agent, Jennie Goloboy, in person and I had a blast hanging out with and learning from her as well as … Continue reading

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Into the volcano!

Magic falls from the sky as meteoric dust. Wizards have used it up in places of high population density (except after meteor showers, when there’s a brief Jubilee). But if you’re in a desert or steppe where settlement is impossible, … Continue reading

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Hear you in September

Vacation time, listeners. Go enjoy the songs of birds and the sizzle of hot asphalt with free ears because The Kingdoms of Evil podcast is off the air until September 1. If you can’t wait 2 whole weeks without content, and … Continue reading

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In Charge

The black eel writhed in its wreath of blue flames, and I knew I had to re-schedule the rest of my life. The old king had died and his Charge had chosen me. Randomly, as far as I could tell. … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh the Biker

Science Fiction Theater Supplemental: Adam J. Thraxton has a fantasy idea to share with you: The Epic of Gilgamesh retold as a biker yarn. Gil is the worst kind of man – gang leader of the Summer Orks, through several … Continue reading

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