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Lazette Gifford, Editor

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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!

Moderator S. L. Viehl has sold:

  • Melting the Iceman and two additional romance novels to Onyx (NAL)

  • A Matter of Consultation (AH short story) to Baen   


Nov 4... Della McFerren (Login: Kiervan) posted that a magazine has offered to buy a term paper when it's written, though the sale hasn't been officially made.

Nov 10... Damon Lord (Ananaso) won second place in a North Korean poetry contest.

Nov 11... Jim Mills (Jim Mills) sold a story called "Charlie Killer" to Anotherealm.

Nov 13... Jon Paradise (jparadise) sold "The Girl with the Butterfly Tongue" to Ideomancer, appearing "early-to-mid next year."

Nov 16... Sarah Jane Elliott (Dolphin Girl) has had short story "Tides of Change" accepted by Tales From the Wonder Zone: Odyssey, "The tentative publication date is May 2003"

Nov 27... Liisi Ojamaa (genniva) is having her fourth book of poems published.

Dec 3... Stacey-Ann Cole (Kareen) has had a poem and short story published in the Women on Writing e-zine.

Dec 8... Justin Stanchfield (Justinvs) won first place in the SFReader fiction contest with a story called "Gravid" that will appear in January.

Dec 23... Justin sold a short story to Planet Relish.

Lazette Gifford's current publications

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The Good People of Coralville 
is now for sale!


The Price of the Song will be available soon from in an anthology DDP (

The Dark Staff Series
Book 1
Double Dragon Ebooks
(Early July)


Beyond the Skyline
Edited by
Selina Rosen

Yard Dog Press

This is a collection of first reactions to the tragedy of September 11th, and includes not only my short piece, but also Elizabeth Moon, Vera Nazarian, Linda Dunn... and many others in all walks of life.  Money from sales will be given to specific families who lost loved ones in the attack.

The Last Days of Faneh-Thenyal
Jintsu E-texts.

Bittersweet and poignant, Lazette Gifford's novelette "The Last Days of Faneh-Thenyal" is a highly original take on the last days of a fading empire, and the courage of one man who dares to see and act beyond the ordinary repercussions of conquest.--Vera Nazarian,  author of DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE



Embiid Publishing

Exciting, complex and richly textured, with a world you'll believe and a protagonist you have to cheer for -- Silky is wonderful. 
--Holly Lisle, author of Courage of Falcons