Native Lands….lands at Shore Leave!

It’s been very quiet on the blogging front of late. Part of of it is that I am slack, but there is also the fact that we are going through a restructure at work, it’s finals time for winter cricket and I am secretary of the association, and I am under the pump with some deadlines. But, just so you know I am alive and working hard, some exciting news..

From the Crazy8 Press website:

One nation under God…no more!

With the return of the old gods, the modern world came to a virtual standstill.

Around the planet, deities whose names had no more meaning than as characters out of myth and history were suddenly revealed to be real…and once again demanded to be worshipped by the people of Earth. And, in an instant, the borders set by man were erased and the world reshaped to conform to their divine plans.

But what of North America? When last its native gods walked the world, their people occupied the lands from the Alaskan coast through the Gulf of Mexico. But war, disease, and colonization severely reduced the tribes’ numbers, and their presence. Now, with the number of Native American worshippers significantly diminished—and drastically outnumbered—the Spirit Chief, Coyote, Raven, and the rest of that proud pantheon are desperate to regain and then maintain their hold over so vast a territory.

This third volume of the critically acclaimed ReDeus series features fifteen brand-new tales of a distinctly American nature by Lorraine Anderson, Kevin Dilmore, David Galanter, David R. George III, Robert Greenberger, Robert T. Jeschonek, Paul Kupperberg, William Leisner, Steven Lyons, David McDonald, Scott Pearson, Aaron Rosenberg, Lawrence M. Schoen, Lois Spangler, and Steven H. Wilson.

Native Lands was launched at Shore Leave over the weekend, and I am delighted to be a ongoing part of the series – to be working with writers and editors of the calibre involved is a wonderful opportunity..

My story, Homecoming, involved a fair bit of research into Native American cultures, and I was amazed by what I learnt, even though I am sure I barely scratched the surface. I hope that my story reflects the respect I feel for the cultures I have written about, and encourages you to learn more about them. And, of course, that you enjoy the read!


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