The Blasted Lands, updated.

I wanted to update the links page I did back in March. The series has grown more than I wanted, but at least I think I know how it is going to end. there are five more books added from the last nutshell post. Two have been written and the third is the one I am working on now.

I want to point out that the chapters here are my raw writing. There will be spelling errors and possible inconsistancies. Later event in the stories may force changes in the earlier books. most of the books do not have their prologues written as yet, with all sorts of good stuff. I hope to have the edited versions on kindle soon. Where things will go from there is a mystery even to me at this point.

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I Lose, You Win, Take 3?

Here is my entry for the Baen Fantasy contest. It didn’t make the top ten, but I liked it, so here it is.

If you liked this and want to see more, let me know in the comments. The 8k word limit forced me to drop a lot of good ideas and I would like to know if this is a viable thing.

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The Blasted Lands Series In A Nutshell.

I realize that people that just drop into the blog may not understand where the technical history stuff went. What happened was this: I have been a science fiction fan for most of my life and I had this story idea in my head, for years, sitting there an percolating. So I decided to write it down. The mermaid stories were a test. I started with the ludicrous Norman Rockwell picture and built a story around it. That created a novel, and then a series.

Then I started with the Blasted lands. The thought behind it was what would happen if a classical magic society and an industrial society inhabited the same world. With that and a vague idea of Gwen, Strom, Esgalwathanar, Nyla and Radhron were all there in my head at the start. The story was going to be the elves versus the industrialists for world domination. Then Paeris and Richard showed up, and like they do, took over the story. Here is my synopsis of the books with links to the first chapters of each book.

I want to point out that the chapters here are my raw writing. There will be spelling errors and possible inconsistancies. Later event in the stories may force changes in the earlier books. most of the books do not have their prologues written as yet, with all sorts of good stuff. I hope to have the edited versions on kindle soon. Where things will go from there is a mystery even to me at this point.

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Tech Stuff 154

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another. It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity. It might relate to science large or small. It might be art for art’s sake. Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries. So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old. So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways. Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of. So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

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