Issue 8 of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy is now available and among other pieces of fine fiction, it includes a story by me. “Bruno J. Lampini and the Claw of Satan” finds the picaresque agent of eldritch acquisitions tramping through the wilds of darkest England on the hunt for the titular fossil. Continue reading “Satan’s Claw”
There’s a new story available for patrons at my Patreon – “Ouroboros” is a bit of dystopian science-horror by way of Lovecraft. It takes place during the final hours of humanity’s final redoubt, as it crumbles before the onslaughts of the Crawling Chaos.
It’s also a sequel of sorts to “Eliza”, which is available to read over at the Lovecraft eZine. Why not go read that one for free, and then check out “Ouroboros” for a buck. And afterwards, why not take a look at some of the other stories available at the Patreon?
Sockhops & Seances, the new anthology from 18thWall Productions, is now available. Edited by Nicole Petit (Speakeasies & Spiritualists, Silver Screen Sleuths) and including authors such as Kara Dennison and Jon Black, it also features a brand new Royal Occultist story by me. Continue reading “Unquiet in the Earth”
Scott Harper asks:
Is there any chance the Blood Dragon novel will ever be printed in any form?
Short answer: no.
Long answer: It is unlikely for a number of reasons. The foremost being because it never actually got past the pitch stage, due to scheduling conflicts with the End Times material. Essentially, the End Times happened and any Warhammer Fantasy novel that hadn’t already been contracted was never going to be.
Another reason is almost certainly the relatively poor sales of Master of Death. While Neferata earned out its advance fairly quickly, the sequel did surprisingly poorly. Master of Death suffered a death of a thousand cuts, the most grievous of which were likely the sudden change in format from paperback to trade, as well as the utter lack of marketing it received upon its release.
Regardless the combination of timing and sales effectively killed any chance Blood Dragon had of being commissioned, or of an omnibus being assembled.
tldr; sometimes vampires don’t rise from the grave.
I’ve had a few things hit the shelves since I last posted. First up is the third and final entry in the Blackshields audio series, The Broken Chain. Continue reading “Chains and Promises”
2019 has been a busy year, but not for the usual reasons. Perhaps the biggest one is that my wife and I had a child last year, and that’s the sort of thing that upends all former certainties and schedules. Even so, I managed to get some work done. Continue reading “Mid-Year Update”
On Twitter, @TaxFraud0 asks:
Have you ever considered writing about the people/culture of a city from the fractured States of the mortal realms (before they were wiped out in the Age of Chaos of course). I presume they’re quite different from Sigmars cities.
I have, actually, in Nagash: The Undying King.
That said, I’d love to write another book (or even a series!) set full on in the Age of Myth, before everything went to hell in a hand-basket. Unfortunately, there’s not much interest in it at the moment – at least from me.
I know Gav Thorpe’s newest novel, The Red Feast, is set in the time before the Age of Chaos. And David Annandale’s Neferata: Mortarch of Blood is set partially in the Age of Myth. So if you’re looking for that sort of thing, why not check those out?