Monthly Archives: October 2016

Symbolic Transgressions

[Sabbatai Sevi’s] transgressions, which formed so characteristic a part of his behavior, did not become a “normal” pattern. Their significance was purely symbolic. They were indicative of some special, exalted condition of the soul. —Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, Gershom … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Mythology 101

Keith is a gregarious, open-minded college student, with a gift for persuasion. He’s so open-minded that he turns in a paper for his Sociology class on what first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization would look like, so open-minded he’s willing … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Phoenix Rising

Ryk Spoor’s PHOENIX RISING is book one in a straight-up, classic fantasy trilogy. This is an adventure story for people who like fantasy role-playing with lots of the familiar stuff — elves, dwarfs, ogres, ancient prophecies, lost homelands, unassailable coasts, … Continue reading

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Witchy Eye: Clerics and Magic-Users

Here’s another follow-up note from that Salt Lake Comic Con panel on writing and roleplaying authentic magicians. Games tend to put spellcasters whose abilities derive from gods into one bucket, and other spellcasters into a different bucket. Clerics vs. magic-users … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: The Blood Prize

Colt the Outlander is a bounty hunter, a treasure seeker, and a scoundrel. He’s an antihero, a rough man who just wants wealth, women, and to be left alone. He’s a rock and roll Conan armed with big guns, riding … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Extracted

Ember is a Rifter. Operating out of a multi-story underground bunker and guided by their ghost of Nikola Tesla, she and her fellow-Rifters — with no memory of their personal pasts — travel through time, backward and forward, protecting the … Continue reading

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Windows Into Hell

Cover reveal! I’m in this anthology, inspired by the original Steven “Hell” Peck novel, A Short Stay in Hell. Anthology drops soon!

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Witchy Eye: Himmelsbriefe

At Salt Lake Comic Con this year, one of my favorite panels was on writing and roleplaying authentic magicians; fellow panelists included Paul Draper, Kevin Nielsen, Charlie Pulsipher, and others. The conversation ranged to interesting places, but I want to … Continue reading

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