Well, the big day is getting nearer and Elkie Bernstein is almost official! Here’s a sneak peak at the cover for 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf:
And here’s what you see if you open it up to see front and back at the same time:
It’s been designed by Sarah Anne Langton [External Link] who also designs the Fox Pocket books from Fox Spirit [External Link].
I can’t wait to … Continue reading
Earlier Orders of Play can be found here (version 0) and here (version 1)
Following the recent announcement (I’ll say it again: 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf has been accepted by Fox Spirit [External Link]) a few things have been cleaned up and renamed, so here’s another note for myself that I’m sharing with the world.
First of all, I’ve … Continue reading
The original idea behind the Fur-Skins world, the idea that started it all off, is that humans and wolves are two social species that are different biologically but a significant chunk of both species are attempting to live together. Consider it a social symbiosis.
So from the canine point of view, dogs are wolves that initially tried join in human society and arguably got royally screwed over in having done so. Whatever they were several … Continue reading
Fox Spirit Books [External Link] has agreed to rehome 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf – publishing dates, etc, to be confirmed.
Novel, horror / dark fantasy (in the Alex Jones world)
Conn stood on the shore hills, his pack heavy against his back despite only holding one item. Or maybe that was just the weight of implications.
“Welcome yam,” he whispered.
The weather was clear enough to see the double hump of Mann, halfway to Ireland, and Scotland was spread out to the north, across the Firth. It was an amazing view considering there were days when the beach below didn’t exist let alone actual other … Continue reading
(I’m a geek with some computer science in my background. I start counting at 0.)
I have a confession. While I write short stories (and so far have a little more luck with them than long form), they’re as much about working out how a world works as anything else. When an idea hits me, it’s often as a combination of facts and characters that eventually work themselves into a scene, so writing is just … Continue reading
On the original Alex Jones’ page in the previous incarnation of the site, I mentioned the “If Jesus Then Aliens” trope [External Link] (last mentioned in “The Order Of Play” post). From a world-building point of view, I’m applying the idea as a short hand for “if werewolves exist, what else can be true?”
However, anything I add to the Alex Jones’ world has to fit in. I … Continue reading
With the new site layout and the recent publishing of “Dog Handler”, I figure this is the sort of thing best done as an occasional repost. The current order of play for the Alex Jones short stories is as follows:
Heart’s Desire (Short)
Dog Handler (Short)
Possible future stories are:
- Values Dissonance
- Alpha Male
- Another Me
I’m quite taken with the idea of doing an “If Werewolves, Then …” in … Continue reading
Title Goes Here:, Issue 1.9, 02/09/2011 [External Link]
Short story, horror / dark fantasy (Alex Jones)
For reference, the rules of the werewolf game are currently:
1. It’s magic
The first werewolf of any lineage will be someone who messed with magic, wanting the strength and speed of one of the world’s greatest predators for himself. He probably has something to prove / rivals to get rid of.
2. It’s an infection
It can’t be inherited. It only spreads by bite. And your odds of surviving a bite are actually pretty … Continue reading