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The Almighty Zyung drives his massive armies across the world to invade the Land of the Five Cities. So begins the final struggle between freedom and tyranny.
The Southern Kings D'zan and Undutu lead a fleet of warships to meet Zyung's aerial armada. Vireon the Slayer and Tyro the Sword King lead Men and Giants to defend the free world. So begins the great slaughter of the age.
lardu the Shaper and Sharadza Vodsdaugh ... [read more]
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:43)
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James Starling's Arteess: Conflict was published by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition in July 2013. The paperback edition was published in November 2013.
Information about James Starling:
James Starling is, by any definition of the word, a gamer. From the mean inhospitable streets of a lovely little community nestled deep within the Devon coastline, James finds himself caught between two distant generations. Dragged along with the modern and the technological, he revels in the virtual environments and endless community entertainment of this millennium's gaming scene. However you view it, he's certainly caught up in the rush of gaming to the point where it’s become a bit of an obsession.
Bridging the chasm-like void between literature and gaming, James brings together both the disturbingly amusing black humour of the gaming community and the focus, scope and monumental scale possible within modern literature.
He's quite fond of the end result... Of course, he's also been heard to furiously defend the potential virtues of chocolate-coated bacon, so his opinion might be somewhat invalid.
Information about Arteess: Conflict:
Arteess: Conflict is the first book in the Arteess series. We are introduced into the world of Arteess alongside the Shard squad, a group of friends specialising in Conflict arenas, playing as a cohesive unit led by Splint. Though each member possesses unique talents, they are ultimately defined by their personalities, their own personal battles and the moral choices they make in the consequence-free virtual environment. They are thrust into Arteess to serve under the Sapphire faction, an alarmingly casual outfit holed up in the middle of a metal mountain. Surrounded by sociopathic technicians, facetious pilots and a potentially insane commander, Splint and her squad must carve out a place for themselves within the virtual battlefield while surviving not only the onslaught of rivals but also the antics of their own teammates.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 16 November 2013 11:14)
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Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Powers Molinar. Risingshadow has also had the honour of interviewing Power Molinar, so this guest post includes an interview.
Powers Molinar grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and earned engineering and business degrees at the University of Iowa. While he works as a process engineer and project manager during the day, his passion is writing science fiction. His first novel, Spartanica, is the culmination of several year's of part-time effort mostly late at night and on weekends when he wasn't enjoying time with his wife and kids, all of whom were big helpers getting Spartanica written.
Powers' dream is to write sci-fi full-time and to get to know the readers of his books. Reading excellence, being creative, and achieving success are goals Powers holds for every kid and he hopes his books are a helpful, entertaining part of every reader's experience.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Thursday, 14 November 2013 08:49)
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Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing E. E. Richardson.
E. E. Richardson is the author of Ritual Crime Unit: Under the Skin.
E. E. Richardson has been writing books since she was eleven years old, and had her first novel The Devil's Footsteps picked up for publication at the age of twenty. Since then she's had seven more young adult horror novels published by Random House and Barrington Stoke. Under the Skin is her first story aimed at adults. She also has a B.Sc. in Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds, which hasn't been useful for much but does sound impressive.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:31)
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Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Bill Campbell. He has recently co-edited the anthology Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond with Edward Austin Hall.
Bill Campbell is a native of Pittsburgh and an alumnus of Northwestern University. Throughout his varied and illustrious career, he has done everything from assembling Christmas toys in Cleveland; loading trucks, bookkeeping, and being an AmeriCorps volunteer in Atlanta; coordinating an elementary school literacy program in D.C. to teaching English as a second language in the Czech Republic. He's also the former publisher of the independent magazine, Contraband, and the music trade magazine, CD Revolutions.
Bill is the author of four books and has recently started a publishing company, Rosarium Publishing. His first novel, Sunshine Patriots, is a semi-satirical, anti-war, military sf novel. A special 15th Anniversary edition will be released next month. My Booty Novel, which he likes to call "fluff for nerds," came out in 2007. Pop Culture: Politics, Puns, and "Poohbutt" from a Liberal Stay-at-Home Dad was released in September, 2010, and his incendiary, anti-racism hip-hop satire, Koontown Killing Kaper, came out in February 2012 to much angst and consternation.
Bill lives with his family in the Washington, DC, area. You can follow his activities at the Rosarium Publishing site: http://rosariumpublishing.com/
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 10 November 2013 13:21)
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Graham Diamond's debut novel, The Haven, was republished by Lion Books in October 2013 (it was originally published by Playboy Press in 1977 and by Magnum in 1979).
Information about Graham Diamond:
Graham Diamond is a fantasy and science fiction author. Born in Manchester, England, his family moved to the United States when he was a young child. He was raised in New York City, on the Upper West Side, and graduated from the High School of Music and Art. He attended CCNY in NY, and the Art Students League of New York. He worked for many years at the New York Times as production manager in Editorial Art until leaving to pursue a full time career in writing. He has taught and lectured on creative writing in New York and California.
Information about The Haven:
Creatures out of the caves, mountains, forest and swamps - after hundred of years of scheming and waiting - came surging across the broad land to the very outskirts of the remaining bastion of human life.
They were a howling horde of cunning wild dogs and savage, blood-thirsty bats united now with only one goal in mind - to destroy their enemy: thousands of doomed men, women and children. It would be a massacre so vicious, so horrible and so complete that they would finally be able to rule the world unopposed forever.
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