Fiction's Choice
In 1901, the Meiji Restoration has abolished the old ways and ushered in a cybernetic revolution. Androids integrate into society at all levels, following their programming for the betterment of every citizen, as servants, bodyguards, and bureaucrats. Jinzou are the future. Japan is at the threshold of a new tomorrow!

As a ronin steeped in the old ways, Itaru wants nothing more to do with the artificial creations posing as human. But when a jinzou is suspected of murder, he's pulled into a mystery that could tear the nation apart.

Malfunction or free will? When is a machine more than just a machine?

Seattle Weekly calls it "a ferocious little genre blender in book form: part Hammett novel, part Kurosawa Samurai epic, part Blade Runner, and entirely obsessed with keeping the reader’s eyes moving from one page to the next."

Available at: Broken Eye BooksAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Read an excerpt here.

Gate to the Abyss
A Torment: Tides of Numenera novella

After the destruction of Shuenha, Luthiya and the other survivors take refuge in a dessicated land of churning volcanoes and eternal night—the ruins of Ossiphagan. They endure, but barely. So everyday they search the ruins, hoping to find some powerful artifact that will avenge them against the bloodthirsty Tabaht.

Luthiya discovers the fire wights, an ancient race both beautiful and powerful. She's afraid of them, but when the wights scare off a Tabaht scouting party, the other refugees believe they've found their redemption. But are the wights all they seem? Can they be reasoned with or are they bloodthirsty animals?

More importantly, are they working alone?

Available as part of the Torment: Tides of Numenera – Legacy Edition or Immortal Edition.

 "The Patch Man"
Paizo's Pathfinder Tales, January 14 - February 4, 2014

Blit is a hellspawn who makes a living cleaning up evidence for the less-reputable guilds of the Puddles. With his special skills, he patches any "problem" they bring him, provided the pay's good enough and he can't be held complicit. But one night he's called in on a job so rushed the body isn't even dead yet. It's not long before he gets dragged into trouble over his head, and his boss decides it might be time to patch up the Patch Man.

Free to read in four installments on Paizo's Pathfinder Tales web fiction.

"Pawn's Gambit"
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, issue #41

An escaped convict must find his daughter, before the assassin he works for does.

Free to read at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

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