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Memory of Fire -- Take a look at the big cover here ...Holly's latest book is in the bookstores!  If you can't find it order it from your local book stores!  (This is better for authors than ordering on-line -- it keeps their numbers up where they count!)

Vincalis the AgitatorCover work for Holly's new novel, Vincallis the Agitator

Look for it in bookstores now!

Holly Lisle's acclaimed trilogy THE SECRET TEXTS is the epic adventure of heroes battling a resurrected evil that had nearly destroyed the world a millennium before. Now Holly Lisle take readers back to the days of that ancient apocalypse -- and to the decadent heart of a fantastic, doomed empire . . .

Glory of the Dragons

Based on a science of sorcery called Dragon magic, the Hars Ticlarim is a miraculous place of mansions built on clouds and gardens blooming diamonds beneath canopies of captive stars. But this incomparable beauty hides a dark core: Dragon magic draws its power from the agony of slaves who are killed for sorcerous fuel. And for three thousand years, no one has dared question the empire's inhuman cruelty . . . until now.

Wraith, a boy with an uncanny power, seeks the art to foment a revolution within the Hars Ticlarim. Solander, a brilliant young mage, believed he has discovered a totally new form of magic. Luercas, a sadistic noble, will commit any crime that furthers his ambition. All three are clever, resolute, driven -- and naive. For they challenge the rulers of a globe-spanning power that has endured for millennia -- rulers who will do anything to stay in power forever . . .

Holly Lisle's current books -- on the stands now!


Holly Lisle's Talyn and Romantic Fantasy #2 have sold to Tor!

S.L. Viehl was made an offer from the Science Fiction Book Club to make her novel Blade Dancer a featured alternate selection.

Wen Spencer has been nominated for the Campbell award as best new genre writer of the year.

Jennifer Dunne won the EPPIE Award for Best Ebooks in two categories -- Shadow Prince for Fantasy and Shifters for Anthology.

Justin Stanchfield sold a novelette to Paradox for their upcoming electronic issue. Justin's story "Beyond the Karst" appears in the April issue of

Andi Ward reports that Silhouette wants the entire manuscript for "Lucien's Luck" the novel she and June Drexler wrote.

Barbara Davis sold 3 short stories (1 Fantasy, 1 SF, 1 crime) to Trip the Light Fantastic (PDF anthology), Orbital Injection (ezine), and HandHeldCrime (ezine).

Michael Vasey won a prize for an essay on the commercial viability of open source software.

Stephanie sold her short story "Through Closed Eyes" to Bloodlust-UK; it is available in the current issue.

Karen J.H. Thistle's story "The Lover of Dead Stones" appears in 3SF issue 3.

Robert Sloan sold his short story "Princes of Ashes" to Veinglory.

Nonny sold her story "Two Horny Men and an Iron Maiden" to Veinglory -- her first fiction sale -- and another short story to Strange Love.

Linnet sold two short stories, "Explorations" and "Hybrid Heat," to Strange Love.

Lazette Gifford's current publications can be found at 

New -- Seeker of Shadows, Hunter of Souls, published in the March issue of Dragons, Knights and Angels