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Lazette Gifford, Editor

Good News From Forward Motion

Latest publishing news from our members.

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!)


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

Forward Motion Moderator Margaret McGaffey Fisk sold her first short story!  "Curve of Her Claw," has been accepted by Fantasist Enterprises for the Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves anthology, due to be published in late 2004.

Justin Stanchfield newest story, "Sisterhood of the Stone" is available at  He has also placed a story with Cicada Magazine.

Be sure to check out hardbound book The Burning Land by Victoria Strauss!

Tamara Siler Jones's book Ghosts in the Snow is now also represented by APA (Agency for Performing Arts) which will handle the film/TV sale.

Lazette Gifford's latest releases:

(Order here)

A talented writer with a gift for worldbuilding...
CJ Cherryh

Blood, bullets, knives, explosives and a genderbender twist---with a healthy dose of heart. Works for me.
Jane Fancher

Lazette Gifford writes edgy, make-you-think tales -- tough people in hard, strange places facing big trouble. And these two stories are some of her best -- excellent through and through --
Holly Lisle


In 2039 Los Angeles, half ruined by devastating quakes, is in the hands of three policing forces -- the National Feds, the State Militia and the city's own Local force, all of them squabbling over jurisdiction.  Religious intolerance grows under the watchful eye of the CCP, and survival is a precarious game of chance and cunning.

And in this maelstrom of disaster, two Local detectives working on their first case together, try to find a drug dealer with a secret he's willing to sell -- if he lives long enough.

Unfortunately, Elias Singer is about to learn that his new partner has a dangerous secret all his own...

Singer and St. Jude:
The Lost Cause

Eons ago powerful mages cursed all magical beings to walk the land only in the dead of the night. The people of Dodano hide behind their shuttered windows and locked doors, never looking upon the creatures in the moon light. Gradually growing to despise all magic, they have even turned against the mages and outlawed their powerful art.

However, now an evil that will not be stopped by mere locked doors is stalking the humans.

A shame that in their righteous zeal the people murdered the last true mage, leaving only Dacey, the apprentice, to stand between them and destruction -- that is if they don't capture and kill him as well.

Dacey's Dream