On the first of April one year (no later than 2002) I set up an April Fool's gag where the front page of my website was hijacked by cyberspace revolutionaries. By modern standards it's pretty primitive, and cyber-terrorism doesn't seem as funny now as it did then, but I've kept it around out of sentiment.
Here it is...
Welcome to The Misenchanted Page, the website of fantasy and science fiction author Lawrence Watt-Evans.
For a quick summary of the latest news about my writing, see below. If you're strictly an Ethshar fan, then you can visit the portion of the Misenchanted Page devoted exclusively to The World of Ethshar. You can leave me a message in the Guestbook, or read a few of my musings in my Weblog. For everything else, check out the Main Page.
Just for fun, I've published pocket-sized editions of four titles: Tom Derringer & the Aluminum Airship, Vika's Avenger, One-Eyed Jack, and Stuart Hopen's Warp Angel. "Pocket size" is the same size as a traditional mass-market paperback; alas, I can't match mass-market prices, but these are cheaper than the regular trade paperback editions.
"Cheaper" doesn't just mean price; they don't have any illustrations and are somewhat stripped down. You do get the complete novel, but no extras.
These are not available through Amazon or other outlets; only directly from Lulu.com. That's part of how I kept the prices down.
The last Ethshar novel to be serialized, Ishta's Companion, was published by Wildside Press under the title Relics of War.
Misenchanted Press has now published two novels I didn't write: The Raven Coronet, by Christina Briley, and Warp Angel, by Stuart Hopen.
My daughter Kyrith is now doing a webcomic called Misguided Light. Check it out!
I occasionally send out e-mail notices called the Misenchanted Newsletter, updating the latest news on my publications. I've promised these will appear no more than once a week unless there are urgent corrections needed; it usually seems to run once or twice a month when there's no serial in progress, weekly if there are serial updates to report. E-mail me if you'd like to sign up for it.
In addition to the fairly concise reporting of writing news in the regular edition, I also now offer an occasional "chatty version," with more personal commentary, that you can also subscribe to. The chatty version comes out much less often.
If you decide you don't like either one, you can always unsubscribe; I have no interest in antagonizing readers by sending them things they don't want.
If you've signed up for the newsletter and haven't received it, please e-mail me and let me know! Issue #93 went out May 17th.