The website of Lawrence Watt-Evans.
Welcome to The Misenchanted Page, the website of Lawrence Watt-Evans, author of a bunch of stuff -- mostly fantasy, but also some science fiction, horror, non-fiction, etc.
Covers on the right link to relevant pages (generally on Amazon) about recent work. Below is whatever writing news I consider important -- new releases, book contracts, and so on.
Anything else may take some digging, but I've had a site here since 1995 and I don't take much of anything down, so it's probably around somewhere. Each of my novels and stories has its own page, giving a bit of history about how it got written and published, and there are assorted articles, trip reports, and miscellany. Of course, some of the information may be out of date. The Main Page is generally a good place to start looking for whatever you're after, but below are a few other links you might find useful. "Misenchanted Press" is the name of a small press I own.
In theory, the whole site is now mobile-friendly. If you encounter problems in that regard, let me know.
Misenchanted Press has now published two novels I didn't write: The Raven Coronet, by Christina Briley, and Warp Angel, by Stuart Hopen. We're also about to publish our first non-fiction: Twirling Jennies, by Ruth Evans. It's a history of popular dance in Lowell, Massachusetts. It will be released September 15th.
The last Ethshar novel to be serialized, Ishta's Companion, was published by Wildside Press under the title Relics of War. I'm working on a new one, Stone Unturned, but due to its complex structure (among other things) it won't be serialized.
I recently 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.
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 #96 went out September 2nd.