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Lazette Gifford, Editor
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Holly Lisle's Vision

Good News from Forward Motion



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 book -- on the stands now!


 Moderator S. L. Viehl has two new Releases:

  • Dream Mountain (writing as Gena Hale) 10/10 published by Onyx (NAL)

  • Shockball (StarDocIV) 11/09 published by Roc SF/F

And has sold:

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

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


Moderator Justin Stanchfield   won the 'Detecting A Ghost' flash fiction contest at ShadowKeep.   His story Waiting For The Thaw is in the March issue of ShadowKeep.  He also made a sale to Neverworlds! 


Community Member Katherine has placed an article length non-fiction at Semiconductor Magazine.


And member Heidi announced the sale of a children's illustrated book to Illumination Arts, to be released in Spring, 2003.  At the moment untitled the story is about:

The town of Kabbotzville is plagued by a problem. Each year, the Murkles lumber out of the sea toward the town. In droves they come, and, what's worse, they stink! But one little girl sees the problem differently, and helps one baby Murkle to make his journey. Wonderful and unexpected things happen, but soon this leads to a new problem...


Community member Stephanie Caine reports her first sale of a short story.  The acceptance comes from Winter Raven Magazine!


Assistant Site Host Lazette Gifford has several new pieces available through ezines and epublishers:

 

She's also made a recently placed her eight book fantasy series, The Quest for the Dark Staff,  with Double Dragon Ebooks and sold a young adult mystery/adventure novel, Good People of Coralville, to Writers Exchange Epublishing.  She's also placed a short story, Broken Wings, which will appear in the March Issue of Alternate Realities.

 

Lazette's first novel, Silky, is available from Embiid Publishing. (http://www.embiid.net

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