Short Story Sale: “The Red-rimmed Eyes of Tóu Mǎ”

Most of all, I want to have fun.

My goal for the novel(s) and the short stories is to write something with the scope and story-telling diversity of the best modern sword and sorcery (I’m a big fan of Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, after all) mixed with worldbuilding and characterizations founded on writing principals I’ve gleaned from writers like Elizabeth Bear, N.K. Jemisin, and Guy Gavriel Kay. But, most of all, I want to have fun. Big battles, memorable set pieces, interesting cultures, limitless possibilities for worldbuilding. You want cities built on the backs of huge roaming inter-dimensional beasts? You got it. Automatons and mechanical appendages powered by djinn? Yep, that too. Ancient castles constructed above the clouds on the tip-tops of mountains where everyone rides rhuuks and airships? Sure, why not? I grew up reading fantasy that lit my mind with imagination and made me whoop in delight, and that’s the type of fantasy I want to write.

  • Bradley Beulieau
  • Terry Brooks
  • Jim Butcher
  • Rachel Caine
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • David Farland
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Mark Lawrence
  • Erin Lindsey
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Aidan Moher
  • Naomi Novik
  • Peter Orullian
  • J.A. Pitts
  • Anthony Ryan
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Scott Sigler
  • Shawn Speakman
  • Michael J. Sullivan
  • Django Wexler
  • Janny Wurts
  • Todd Lockwood (Cover Artist)
  • Don Maitz (Interior Illustrator)

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Hugo Award-winning writer with work in Kotaku, Wired, Uncanny Magazine, and Tor.com. He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and kids.

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Aidan Moher

Aidan Moher

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Hugo Award-winning writer with work in Kotaku, Wired, Uncanny Magazine, and Tor.com. He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and kids.