Meteor House Sale

This month, Meteor House is running a sale on my Wold Newton novellas, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows and Phileas Fogg and the Heart of OsraBoth are authorised sequels to Philip Jose Farmer’s seminal steampunk novel, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, following Fogg’s adventures in the aftermath of his famous eighty-day trip.

The sale runs until March 16th, but supplies are limited. If you haven’t had the opportunity to grab either of these, now might be your last chance!

Reader Mailbag #3

@BrownDog400 asks:

AOS Question: Among the GodBeasts, there are a number of who are the progenitors of some of the realms species. Is there a GodBeast progenitor for Horses? Or would there be one GodBeast for Horses, Pegasuses, Unicorns and other equine species?

Interesting question. There very well could be.

I can imagine a monstrous figure – a Sleipnir or Uchchaihshravas – sprung from the ocean of stars to gallop endlessly across the realms. A being that moves so swiftly, those who observe it see only a flickering shape, resembling the Uffington White Horse.

Where its hooves touch the ground, mountains are thrown up and valleys dug. It is not always so large, swelling or shrinking according to the path it travels. Maybe it changes shape, depending on the realm. In Shyish, it is a ghostly titan, heralded by thunderous hoof-beats; in Azyr, it is accompanied by hurricane winds and booming thunder; in Aqshy, it draws a hot wind in its wake, setting fire to the dry grasslands.

Regarding its status as progenitor, perhaps the first horses sprang from its blood and sweat, shed in some ancient battle or trial. Maybe the gods tried to tame it, and in doing so wounded it, causing the great beast to shed its blood as it raced across existence, and thus spread the various species of horse to every corner of the Mortal Realms.

I think that’d be pretty cool, myself.

Reader Mailbag #2

@FoxOfWilliamSt asks:

do you have a favourite chaos god?

Not really. From a writer’s standpoint, they all have interesting aspects worth exploring.

have you read Scourge of Fate by robbie?

Not yet! But I’m hoping to do so soon, once I work through my to-be-read stack.

hypothetically speaking who would win in a fight Balthas Arum or Knossus Heavensen

As with every ‘who’d win’ question throughout history, it depends on context. Why are they fighting? What’s at stake? Who struck first? Are they in their right minds? Where is the fight taking place? Most importantly, who does the writer need to win?

But since coming up with all of that requires me to write a short story for free, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Sorry!

which is your favourite chaos space marine army

I don’t have one. Space Marines, Chaos or otherwise, aren’t really my bag. If I had to pick…Emperor’s Children, I guess? I’ve read enough about them to have some affection for their utterly broken way of existence.