DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

Happiness meme - Sunday

I already posted one happiness meme for today, but it was kinda filtered, so here's another for everyone else :)

SM Stirling, one of my favorite authors, normally does alternate history novels, but he just recently announced that he's working on an urban fantasy series, and there's a sample chapter from the first book up here. :)

(He's actually got lots of sample chapters of lots of his books linked from the main site.)

Well, it's being labeled (currently at least) as urban fantasy, but from what little has been revealed in the first chapter and what he's said online it seems like Shadowspawn are responsible for all the legends about vampires and werewolves, but they're a subspecies of Homo Sapiens who happen to have genes that let them affect the world around them at a quantum level (unfortunately said genes are also linked to a tendency towards sociopathy or something like it) so it's really more of science fiction in urban fantasy clothing. Of course his Emberverse series, science fiction in epic fantasy clothing, has apparently done well with regular fantasy fans, so perhaps this new series will do well with regular urban fantasy fans :)

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