A spot of advertising: This is How You Die

So, not a games thing, but definitely a me thing: I’ve got a story in an anthology which is coming out in a week: This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death.

Check out the appropriate page right over here, at ThisIsHowYouDie.com, if you’re interested in more information. The short story, for those unfamiliar with the concept: there is a machine, and when it takes a blood sample from a person, it spits out a little card which tells them how they will die, but not when or where and including only the vaguest of information (in a classic “can’t fight fate” scenario which is almost certain to cause ironic twists and whatnot). Though the stories are all in different worlds, they all concern this very same machine in some form or another.

My story’s set in a Tolkienesque fantasy land, starring an orc, because I love orcs; it’s called “In Battle, Alone and Soon Forgotten.”

Available for pre-orders now, and at bookstores on the 16th.

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