The Art of Asking

So, I usually keep my writing and librarianing separate (indeed, I’m required to by the librariany people) but for this, I’d like to crack the wall between the two. The Art of Asking By Amanda Palmer is a brilliant book about how to communicate with fandoms. It’s fantastic for other reasons too, but in the…

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My best books of the year

Over on my work site, I keep a reading journal, and they’ve had me recommend my top books for the year.  I’m not allowed to mention Ars Magica books, because I’m not allowed to spruik stuff I’m paid for. Gosh Faith and Flame is good, isn’t it? Hey…actually…must put that in my posts next year.…

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Mirarion : An Aside

I’d been working in Alethia for almost two years when I received the order from my father. I came to the gateway to the real world, worked through the perfunctory locks, and emerged to greet a young maga sent to act as my aide. She stared at me in shock, which she could not disguise. “It’s all right, Augusta.”…

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Mirarion Chapter 20

I didn’t have time to run. I tried, but the thing that had been Apophany swelled enormously in an instant. It reached out a great, clawed hand for me, and grabbed my leg. The hand was covered in dark scales that reminded me of the carapaces of the pseudoscorpions that defend the Library of Durenmar. It…

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