Preditors, Editors, and Pimpers

I was passing by the Preditors and Editors poll to vote for someone else (seriously: Flint & Freer’s Slow Train to Arcturus), when I thought to check something and… it turns out one of my stories, “The Red Worm’s Way,” has been nominated (along with all the stories in Return of the Sword). (I still have an earlier version of the story up at my egomaniacal shrine to myself website.) It’s the story that caused Fabien Lyraud to describe Morlock as a “hybride reussi de Conan et de Sherlock Holmes” (which confirmed me in my opinion that FL is a critical genius).

This is probably the time to mention that my flashfic “The Gordian Stone” was picked for Every Day Fiction’s Best of 2008 anthology. There’s some talk that the anthology actually operates as a cure for both SAD and sunburn; other people are saying that enough copies purchased could actually save the world economy and bring about a new golden age. It may not work, of course, but if we don’t try then we’ll never know.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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6 Responses to Preditors, Editors, and Pimpers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on Gordian, my second-favorite Morlock. It’s just so…Morlock.

    –Jeff Stehman

    • JE says:


      I was going to try to stitch it into the Morlock novel I’m trying to finish up these days. But I decided I like it better standing on its own.

  2. peadarog says:

    Where next? Patagonia?

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s the first time what people say to me i’m a critical genius.
    I’m not catched the big head for that. I’had spoke about Morlok on few french forums including the one of Bragelonne the main fantasy publisher in France. I hope i interest french publishers when i spoke of your litterary works. I’ve good hope to see “blood of Ambrose” translate in french. I want keep on the pressure and go on speak about Morlock.

    Do you plan to publish a collection with the Morlock stories ?

    Fabien Lyraud

    • JE says:

      Hi! Welcome!

      My second book (due out late this year) will be a novelization of most of the stories that have been appearing in Black Gate.

      Thanks so much for all the kind words you have said about Morlock.

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