Bio: Lawrence Watt-Evans is the Maryland-based author of more than two dozen novels and over a hundred short stories, most notably the Ethshar fantasy series and the Obsidian Chronicles. Though best known as a fantasy author, he has written horror, science fiction, and other genres, as well as scripting comic books and writing for television. His work has been translated into German, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Czech, Danish, and Polish. His story "Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers" garnered a Nebula nomination and won both the Hugo award and the Asimov's Readers' Award. Watt-Evans is part-owner of a chain of comic-book shops. He served two years as president of the Horror Writers Association, 1994-1996, and a year as treasurer of Science fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, 2003-2004, as well as holding various lesser offices in HWA, SFWA, and Novelists Inc. He married his high school sweetheart in 1977, has two children in college, and lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
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The overman named Garth sought immortal fame. The oracle told him to serve the Forgotten King to get that fame. But this King sent Garth after a basilisk whose gaze could turn men to stone. What sane use could anyone have for a monster like that?
Garth had given the mighty Sword of Bheleu into the Forgotten King's keeping. Now he needed it back, and the King demanded that Garth bring him the Book of Silence in exchange--but Garth feared that the King would use the Book to bring about an Age of Death.
One night Ed Smith thought he was having a waking nightmare when he saw a monstrous face at his window, but in the morning his neighbors were missing. The people who later turned up were not quite right, and gradually Smith realized they not only weren't his neighbors, but weren't even human--they were the creatures he had seen � Watt-Evans has created a terrifying new monster in the classic tradition of Frankenstein and Dracula!
Philadelphia, some time in the 21st century--Casper Beech is a corporate drone, a man beaten down by debt, a wage-slave to the Consortium that dominates the American economy. One day his boss sends him in for neural imprinting--to have new job skills implanted directly in his brain, because it's faster and cheaper than training him by older methods. But a computer glitch loads the wrong file, and Casper is programmed with something that has nothing to do with his job. Instead of learning a new s... more info>>
The sword that Garth had stolen from Dusarra marked him as the chosen of Bheleu, god of destruction, and gave him immense power. This power could only be used to destroy, and Garth wanted to build. He chose to refuse the god's gift. Bheleu did not intend to allow that.