Once again, C.S. Friedman shows us strong characters and innovative magic that transcend genre.
Friedman demonstrates once again her talent for populating worlds with unforgettable characters.
C. S. Friedman makes fantastic things—and frightening things—seem very real. Her characters are people, not just place-holders, and the worlds she creates are as tangible as a live feed from the battlefront or a crash-landing in a savage and unfamiliar wilderness.
Friedman has created a potent metaphor for the tolerance of diversity – an ever-evolving society where the ‘genes of wild genius’ are acknowledged as necessary for survival…Breathlessly plotted, emotionally savvy.
When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that investigating her true heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, and ultimately force her to cross into another world.
There, in an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with frightening mental powers called Gifts, Jessica learned of a curse within her blood, one so terrifying that all who possessed it were destroyed on sight. For she is a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that allows her to enter the dreams of others will eventually destroy her mind and spread insanity to all around her.
This September Celia will be teaching an eight week class in speculative fiction for the Writer’s Center. It’s online, so anyone can join, and it will focus on the special skills needed to write fantasy and science fiction.
Students will get personal critiques from Celia on both short writing exercises and long term projects, as well as participating in peer critique discussions. By the end of the class each student will have written and polished a short story that is suitable for submission to a genre publication.
Check it out: https://www.writer.org/
DREAMSEEKER will be out in paperback in September, followed by the launch of DREAMWEAVER, the third and final volume of the Dreamwalker Chronicles this December.
If there was an alien artifact that could bring peace and prosperity to all humankind, would you really want to bring it home?
I don’t write many short stories, but this one’s coming out this summer, in the anthology Alien Artifacts, and I’m very excited about it.
Here’s a link with more info:
The third and final volume in the Dreamwalker trilogy will be published in December 2016. Put it on your Christmas wishlist.
For a short time only, the e-book of Black Sun Rising is being marked down for promotional purposes, only $1.99. Please spread the word to your favorite review sites so all the folks who might like to sample my work know about it. Thanks!