James Stoddard
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Welcome to my web site. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.

My first novel, The High House is now back in print. The paperback is a nice 6" by 9" size, and both it and the ebook include maps of the Long Corridor and the Inner Chambers. The sequel, The False House, should appear in paperback sometime in late August/September of 2015, with the ebook following close behind. 

The third book, Evenmere, will be published after that, as soon as I finish entering the editing corrections.  If all goes well, it should be out no later than December 2015.  I had hoped to have all three out this summer, but publishing always takes longer than I expect.  

The covers were created by Scott Faris scott@fariswheel.com. Each is a different color, using the key motif shown in this early version. They should make a nice set. I appreciate the encouragement many of you have given me to get this done.












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I have updated my page On Writing, breaking it into several sections and adding additional material. It can be found in the above menu.
My short story, The Battle of York, which originally appeared in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy and was later in Tor Books' Year's Best SF 10, has just been reprinted by Lightspeed Magazine , and can be read online for free. There is also an interview and a free audio version. The audio version can be found here .
I recently did an interview with Craig Alan Loewen, which is available here I also was asked to do an interview with the Scribophile website for writers, and it's available here . In order to read it, you have to join Scribophile. Membership is free, and the site seems very cool.
I have a new short story appearing on The Night Land website, entitled The Last Roadmaker, found here . William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land was a passion for the late Editor Andy Robertson, and his site is a real labor of love, so while you're there, delve into it a bit. There's a lot of original fiction based on the book, along with facts and speculations about Hodgson and his work.
I've had several requests for a print edition of my own rewrite of The Night Land. My version, The Night Land, A Story retold, is now available for $11.99 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It's also available as an ebook for both the Kindle and the Nook ($2.99). Should you read and enjoy it, I would deeply appreciate it if you would post a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, etc, wherever you'd like. If you read it and don't enjoy it . . . I still appreciate you giving it a try.
If you'd like to read the first three chapters, click here . If you would like to see a rough map of the geography of The Night Land, click here .