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Obsidian, Blood, and Thunder

First and Previous Itztli, Eztli, Tlatlatziniliztli “Boss?” “Yes?” snapped Chimalma. “What is it now, Pochotl?” “The foreigners have stopped.” The scout commander muttered an oath and turned to look up the slope of the little hill. Yes, the damn foreigners had formed a clump … Continue reading

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58 Narrative Technology with Turbofanatic

  Yes it’s the illustrious  Turbofanatic with us once again! The author of Aphelion and Deltavengers  is talking with me about some of the themes of Wheel in the Sky (our collaborative project alongside Michael Silva ). That theme, of course, is Narrative Technology, or how we use technology … Continue reading

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Happy Cyrillic Day!

Happy Cyrillic Alphabet Day, everyone! In honor of “The favorite Bulgarian holidy” May 24, I give you the lyrics to ‘Cyril and Methodius: a hymn for all schools.’ (Кирил и Методий Български всеучилищен химн), a song you might recognize from … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 11

First Previous Candegar stumbled out of the black, enclosed hell of the fortress into the red, open hell of the air. The sky and forest were gone, replaced by a dome of dim, bloody light. Streamers of black mist or smoke … Continue reading

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Gold, Jade, and Quetzal feathers

First and Previous Teōcuitlatl, Chālchihuitl, Quetzalli “You ever seen people like that before, Boss?” Chimalma, 10th scout commander for the town of Cihuatlan, spat out a wad of tobacco and looked back at the foreigners. “Nope,” he said. “Those big canoes they got. And that … Continue reading

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57 Ways not to Meet an Agent with Jennie Goloboy

  I’m back with Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary Agency, talking about the Dallace-Fort-Worth Con and what you shouldn’t do if you see her there. Also: When I take a book, it’s because I think I know some places that would like … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 10

First Previous Saria’s witchlight went out. “Candegar,” she shouted. “We have to get out of here.” “Out of here.” That wasn’t Candegar’s voice. It might not even have been made by human vocal chords. Air brushed over her and Saria remembered … Continue reading

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So this is weird

I found out about my first bad review today. I’m taking it well because it’s about Kingdoms of Evil and I didn’t know what I was doing when I wrote that (and it was like four years ago). No, what’s weird … Continue reading

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Outer Barbarians

First and Previous 化外人 Admiral Feng Aosiman ben Ali massaged the sore skin of his left thigh and squinted past the heaving shoulders of the rowers, past the piles of supplies and trade items, past the prow of the boat to the … Continue reading

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56 Writing Conventions with Jennie Goloboy

  I’ve talked with Jennie before, but this time the subject of our conversation is why she goes to writing conventions (specifically the Dallace-Fort-Worth Con) and how you can expect to approach her when you attend. We also talk about… Red … Continue reading

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