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

I have just 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 is a passion for 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

I have finished writing the third Evenmere book, entitled The Winking House and have obtained the services of an enthusiastic new agent.  (Hi, Amanda!)  I've currently taken down the sample chapters, as she made some insightful suggestions for improving the opening, but I'll try to have the new version up at a later date.   

I would like to request your help in this regard.  Both The High House and The False House are now out of print. Sometimes, when publishers are trying to decide whether to publish a sequel, they look at the Amazon reviews. If you have time to post a favorable review of these two books, especially The False House, which has few reviews, it might help see the third book into print. Twenty or thirty extra reviews on Amazon can make a difference. Thanks.

  I hope you enjoy the new web site, my attempt at climbing into the 21st century. I've added a couple of features: The 100 Best Fantasy Novels, and a small section on becoming a professional writer.

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