The first two stories in my ‘Gods in Twilight’ cycle are close to launch.
One – a 3000-word short story that kicks the whole thing off – is being published in the second issue of a new US-based science-fiction, literary and arts magazine, Scaffolding. It’ll be out in a few months. You can check out the first issue here http://www.blurb.com/b/7820983-scaffolding-magazine – which also has a piece of mine in it.
The second ‘Gods in Twilight’ story, a 10,000 word long story (or short novella – I don’t know which) is also being published in a few months an Australian science-fiction/fantasy compilation, Endless Worlds 2. Again, don’t forget to check out the first book in this series – which features a hard sci-fi story I wrote in 2015.
Drafting’s under way for the second story in the Gods in Twilight cycle – this from later in the imaginarium period. Title is fluid at this stage but the deadline isn’t. It’s due to be published late this year or early next in a new ‘dark faerie tale’ compilation for which the publisher deadline is pretty close, and I need to get cracking.
Back in 1993 a vision came to me of a story about a warrior-adventurer, a woman and her chihuahua. I wrote a fairly lengthy manuscript. It didn’t work and was pushed away into the proverbial drawer. My writing attentions turned elsewhere. But then in 2008 I tackled it again – differently.
Now it’s about to be launched – evolved, expanded and turned from a single story idea into a world: the world of Agorathor in the twilight age of the Gods. A paleo-ice world with five thousand years of recorded history, beginning with a world of swords and ending in one of mechanised steam. And suffusing them all – the struggle between magic and the immortal gods.
It’s been quite a journey. And this occasional blog will tell you, step by step, how it’s being brought to fruition – building eventually, all things going well, into a raft of stories and novels. Watch this space.
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