Explore the alternate reality of history gone strangely awry in Salem in 1692, or the far-future problems of a world where thinking too hard about religion tends to spawn rival gods. From a magical widow determined to make a life with her husband's ghost to a world where wishes come true at unexpected times to an embattled Firedancer discovering frightening things about the elemental enemy of her people, the worlds of S. A. Bolich are unexpected, fascinating - and places you won't soon want to leave.

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Read sneak previews and catch up on all the news:  

June 16, 2010

I did a guest blog at Damnation Books today on the perils and reward of writing dark fiction. Go check it out!

April 11, 2010

My Weird Western short fantasy "Wishes and Horses" has been accepted by Tales of Moreauvia for publication this fall. Nice!

April 8, 2010

Norwescon was excellent. The writers' workshops there are impressive and I got some excellent ideas for present and future work. And I acquired a great hat! (One should really be careful in the dealers' room. So much great stuff!) I'm looking forward to seeing new friends and old at the next con, which at this moment will be SpoCon in Spokane, WA this summer.

March 26, 2010

I'm heading off to Norwescon in Seattle April 1-4, which should be a lot of fun. I hope I'll see a lot of you there!

March 13, 2010

Here's another good review of "Who Mourns for the Hangman?", which seems to touch a chord in everyone who reads the story. The reviewer says, "Who Mourns for the Hangman is an imaginative dark fantasy that is sure to thrill all who read it."

You can download a copy at Damnation Books or as a Kindle e-book at Amazon.

February 17, 2010

GadingPoker.xyz . online cash advances . this link http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s has touring dates of Terri Nunn . Iron Force Cheat . cliffberryinc.com . French Open 2016 I should Google myself more often. I just found this old Tangent Online review of my very first published story, "Where Magic Lives," which earned an Honorable Mention in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror for that year. It was originally published in On Spec, which has another of my stories, "An Infinity of Moments," in the queue to publish, hopefully sometime this year.

February 16, 2010

I will be giving an interview on Blog Talk Radio Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30 Pacific time, (7:30 Central, 8:30 Eastern). Call in and listen to my report on RadCon and the inspiration behind "Who Mourns for the Hangman?" Come along and listen!

February 15, 2010

A couple of favorable reviews of Kraken's Honor have wended their way to my mailbox:

From Matthew Denton at Novel Musings
From Maegan Bergstrom at Maegan's Musings
From Lois Tilton at Internet Review of Science Fiction

February 11-14, 2010

I'll be at Radcon in Pasco, Washington. I hear this is a great con and a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the panel I'm on: "For Want of a Nail" which discusses alternate history, a subject near and dear to my heart. Hope to see some of you there!

January 23, 2010

"Who Mourns for the Hangman?" placed in the top 10 in the Preditors and Editors Poll (tied for 5th), out of 95 entries. Not bad!

January 9, 2010

"Who Mourns for the Hangman?" is up for best SF or fantasy story of 2009 at the Preditors and Editors readers poll at Critters Workshop. You can vote for Hangman or any of your favorite stories here. Naturally, I hope you'll vote for me! 

December 16, 2009

I have a guest post up on Naomi Clark's site today, and an interview at Imperfect Clarity.

December 13, 2009

Kari Wolfe of Niteblade Magazine did an interview with me. You can find it at Perfect Clarity. Among other things, it talks about the origins of "Who Mourns for the Hangman?"

December 3, 2009

"Kraken's Honor" is now up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Go check it out!

November 30, 2009

Two good reviews of "Who Mourns for the Hangman?" are up at Niteblade and Book Illusions. Many thanks to Kari Wolfe and Debbie Wiley for their thoughts on this story.

November 10, 2009

Another good review of "Who Mourns for the Hangman?" at The Pen and Muse. And I notice that this e-book is now available in the UK at Direct Ebooks. It's priced in pounds, euros, and dollars, so take your choice.

November 2, 2009

A new review of "Who Mourns for the Hangman?" is up at Niteblade Horror and Fantasy Magazine.

November 1, 2009

See my blog for my report on the 2009 World Fantasy Convention. It was great!

October 29-Nov 1, 2009

I'll be at the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose, California. I haven't attended before so I'm looking forward to it. I hope to run into some of you there.

September 7, 2009

Another favorable review of Who Mourns for the Hangman from The Horror Press.

September 1, 2009

Damnation Books debuts with my story Who Mourns for the Hangman? as an ebook. Currently it is in the top 10 sellers of the 25 titles released.

August 17, 2009

Two favorable reviews are posted, of "Message in the Dust" at Tangent Online, and "Who Mourns for the Hangman?" at Rites of Romance Reviews (for a horror story!).

June 20, 2009

"4000 Roads to Hell" is accepted by Third Order Magazine for publication in Summer, 2009. This weird Western wonders why people are so much readier to accept odd events as works of Hell instead of Heaven. 

May 1, 2009

"Who Mourns for the Hangman?" is accepted by Damnation Books for publication in September 2009. This is dark, period fantasy in which a traveling hangman is faced with an unexpected dilemma.

View the video trailer in full high def. You can buy this story as an ebook directly from Damnation Books.

Read the reviews:

   Rites of Romance
   The Horror Press

"Kraken's Honor" is accepted by Beneath Ceaseless Skies for publication in September (tentative). This is high fantasy, in which an exiled prince is forced to discover if the gods his house once betrayed are still angry.


March 16, 2009

"The Master of the Bones" is accepted by Pangaia for publication in spring or summer 2010. When a group of farmers encounter the world's oldest being, the outcome is both magical and not what anyone expected.  This is gentle, modern fantasy in a rural setting.


February 8, 2009

"Eternity's Child," an SF short story about an encounter with an alien artifact, receives an Honorable Mention from Writers of the Future, which puts it in the top 5-15% of entries received.




January 11, 2009

"Message in the Dust" is accepted by Science Fiction Trails anthology, Issue 4, Spring 2009. Now available here. This is a somewhat unusual weird Western with a strong SF element. Two explorers find something that forces them to weigh courage against foolhardiness, wisdom against curiosity. 

I really love that cheating robot on the cover!

Read a review.

November 13, 2008

"An Infinity of Moments" is accepted by On Spec magazine, publishing date TBD.

On Spec also very kindly accepted my first published short story, "Where Magic Lives," back in the Summer 2002 issue. They might even still have a copy or two to buy. This story received an Honorable Mention in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthology.


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