Author Archives: JE

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.

Is This Thing On? How About That Other Thing?

Thing 1: I return to the Blog Gate, writing about Phyllis Eisenstein’s brilliant Born to Exile. Thing 2: I’ve got a little series of e-books going. The first is Ambrosii, out now from Amazon worldwide. The second one, dubbed Monsters, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday 13.

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Aged in Oaken Heroes: Heroic Fantasy & Imagined History

What is the proper setting for heroic fantasy? Sometimes it seems that the Heroic Age is like the Golden Age of Science Fiction: twelve (according to the now-elderly wisecrack). Anyway, it is widely agreed that heroic fantasy is set in … Continue reading

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Removable Blast from the Past

In my recent move, I offloaded a bunch of my books to my office. Now I’m unboxing them and clearing off shelves and cleaning up the office. The following constitutes progress:

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ChiCon!

Here’s my schedule for ChiCon 7: Panel: “Violence in Fantasy” tagline: “The use and misuse of violence in SF and fantasy. How much is too much?” Panellists: D.H. Aire Doug Hulick James Enge, Scott Lynch (moderator) Fri. Aug. 31, 10:30 … Continue reading

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TL;DR?

Rene Sears interviewed me for today’s edition of the Pyr newsletter, Pyr-A-Zine, in which I sound off on political systems in fantasy, history (true or feigned), what is and is not a trilogy, and the proper way to eat a … Continue reading

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Which, Whicher, Whichest? (Keep It or Chuck It #2)

Summerscale, K. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Nowadays the hideous murder of a child needs something special to get noticed–it has to occur at a midnight showing of a Batman™ movie, or involve Cheez Whiz™, or something™. Then it can … Continue reading

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And Now… This!

Courtesy of Pyr-O-Mania, here’s the full-cover spread for A Guile of Dragons.

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Night Thoughts About Aurora

Grim news from Colorado today: a dozen people killed and dozens more wounded by the proverbial lone gunman at a premiere of The Dark Knight Rises David Sirota suggests that the crime be declared as “terrorism”. His point is that … Continue reading

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So “That” Happened

Probably futile to fight against a sticky idea simply on the basis of its falsehood, but here goes. President Obama said something last week about success which was not only true, but obviously true. Then some people pulled themselves up … Continue reading

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