Hi there folks. I actually launched two chapters in the last week- Across the Rio Grande and The Westminster Conference. The unusual schedule is because Tpangolin is gearing up for another AI game shortly- MK III of the Civilization Battle Royale. In other news, it seems that the MK II- the game that the novel adapts- has recently achieved a Guiness World Record! The series now holds the record for most-followed strategy game, and is present in the gamer’s edition of the 2017 Guiness Book of World Records. That’s awesome!
I’m working away on Aquis here, having just finished several pages of edit notes that I assembled recently. I quite often read my work on train journies and so forth and make little annotations that get dealt with later, on everything from grammar errors to translation curiosities. Tales from Aquis will of course be making use of the constructed language Lojban here and there- and orchestrating that is rather fun.
Till next time!
Welcome back folks, for the tenth chapter of our multi-millennia epic. Today is a Boer/Ashanti chapter; a return to western Africa as the world continues to turn. Slightly early release today on account of me heading out this evening to watch Rogue One.
As always, you can find today’s chapter on the page for the project.
Note that there will be no chapter on December 26th, as I’ll be away with family over the holiday season- We will however be back with the eleventh chapter on January 2nd.
Go grab today’s chapter, and enjoy!
Welcome back folks, for the ninth chapter of our multi-millennia epic. Today is Attila’s first chapter, Blood and Horses. It promises to be absolutely gorgeous, and this has been one of my favourites to write. Without giving too much away, diving back into some combat-work has reminded me a lot of my work on the Dragon Creek series, with all the lovely grusome warfare that series entailed.
You can view the new chapter over here on the page for the project.
It be the eighth chapter of our 6000 year epic- This time we turn our gaze to the northern alps, where the Romans are holding out. As always, Cadellin.net has epub, mobi and PDF releases of the novel, as well as a PDF of just the most recent chapter. You can view that over here on the page for the project.
Secondly, I have another titbit I thought I’d share with you folks. Last week I did a flash fiction writing thing with my partner Leah, and made a stories with very short wordcount. Here is my personal favourite from that session- fifty words with the topic of “replacement”.
The man wore a false smile, nodding as the woman spoke. She couldn’t see the truth. Behind the mask lay something that was not human; that had never been human. He laughed at her joke, but the mirth did not reach his eyes. For in truth, he had no eyes.
I think I’ve been reading a little too much SCP recently. Anyhow, till next time!
Another week, another chapter. This time we return our gaze to the beautiful coast of South East Australia, where Henry Parkes is building his empire. As always, the chapter is available on the page for the project, in various eBook formats as well as in the form of an individual chapter release for those who want to dive straight into the action.
Its true- after almost two years of random tinkering, The Last Echo is finally out and available to all. I actually wrote the original version back in 2014, and randomly tinkered with it for a further year and a half. The story was selected for the second issue of Ohio-based sci fi magazine JAMM (Just a Minor Malfunction), and is now available on Amazon worldwide.
Subject Echo awakes in a ruined city, long abandoned, with no memory of how she got there. Follow her in her search for the truth, and uncover what happened to the forgotten civilization…
The story received an editing spree from the highly skilled Michael S. Alter, and it promises to be quite the cracker.
It’s the sixth chapter of our epic, for which we turn our gaze over to Mexico as the Battle Royale continues. As always, check out the page for the project for the latest events in the ongoing AI battle.
In other news, the second issue of Ohio Sci-fi magazine was launched today, containing a short by yours truly. The Last Echo is among the stories contained within those pages. The Amazon links for international readers should be going up any day now, so I’ll post here with more information when those are available. Till then, stay tuned!
This week is chapter five, On Black Shores, our heartily awaited first Henry Morgan chapter. For newbies to the exciting craze that is Civilization Battle Royale, he be the leader of the Buccaneers. I had an excellent writing session for this project today, and completed almost an entire chapater of material in one sitting! As always, you can check out the book on the page for the project.
Another chapter from the continually running epic that is Civilization Battle Royale. This week is chapter four: Across the Ridge, during which we move our gaze a little further east to behold Sparta. As always, you can check that out on the page for the project.
So, last week I constructed a new computer. It’s… a tad powerful. Suffice to say I was rather excited for the arrival of all of the components- a GTX 1080, i5 6600k, 32GB of InsaneX Ram… The Ninjabeast III went together surprisingly quickly- with the exception of the secondary hard drive everything worked on my first attempt, which is lovely to see. With the computer 95% functional, I got it running Doom last night with maximum settings. It didn’t even blink at the heavy load; it’s incredible.
The Ninjabeast was originally put together in 2010, and has been upgraded and tinkered with almost constantly since. This is a major upgrade, but even so it still contains a few hard drives and cables from that first incarnation. The spare bits leftover from the upgrade have now formed a second computer called the Dragon, which my partner uses so that we can play together.
Looking forward to playing Civilization VI along with many other games on the latest incarnation of the ‘beast.