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 just 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 to be serialized, Ishta's Companion, has now been published by Wildside Press under the title Relics of War
People who donated to the serial should have their books by now; the ink-on-paper books were all mailed before Christmas, and the e-books went out on December 23rd.
Two new titles are out from Misenchanted Press: Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship, by Lawrence Watt-Evans, and The Raven Coronet, by Christina Briley. Kindle editions are also available. Check 'em out!
The first time my one-man publishing company, Misenchanted Press, published a book I didn't write, it was this one: Warp Angel, by Stuart Hopen.
I read the original novel in manuscript, before Tor published it in 1995, and loved it, so when Stuart said the rights were available I couldn't resist. It's a bizarre, wildly inventive novel.
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 #88 went out November 17th.