James Stoddard
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Welcome to my web site. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.

Both of my Evenmere novels are now back in print, along with the new, third book in the series. The paperbacks are a nice 6 inch by 9 inch size, and include maps of the Long Corridor and the Inner Chambers in the ebook and print versions. When The False House originally came out, I was under a contractual obligation to turn it in on deadline. As a result, I was never quite satisfied with it. So this gave me a chance to do a complete rewrite. Not a vast change in the overall plot, but the details, particularly in the last few chapters, are significantly different. I'm much happier with it now, and hope the fans of the previous version feel the same way. 

The covers were created by Scott Faris www.fariswheel.com. They should make a nice set. I appreciate the encouragement many of you have given me to get this done.












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My short story, The Battle of York, which originally appeared in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy and was later in Tor Books' Year's Best SF 10, has just been reprinted by Lightspeed Magazine, and can be read online for free.  There is also an interview and a free audio version.  The audio version can be found here.

I recently did an interview with Craig Alan Loewen, which is available here   I also was asked to do an interview with the Scribophile website for writers, and it's available here.  In order to read it, you have to join Scribophile.  Membership is free, and the site seems very cool. 

I have a new short story appearing on The Night Land website, entitled The Last Roadmaker, found here.  William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land was a passion for the late Editor Andy Robertson, and his site is a real labor of love, so while you're there, delve into it a bit.   There's a lot of original fiction based on the book, along with facts and speculations about Hodgson and his work.

I've had several requests for a print edition of my own rewrite of The Night Land.  My version, The Night Land, A Story retold, is now available for $11.99 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  It's also available as an ebook for both the Kindle and the Nook ($2.99).  Should you read and enjoy it, I would deeply appreciate it if you would post a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, etc, wherever you'd like.  If you read it and don't enjoy it . . . I still appreciate you giving it a try.

If you'd like to read the first three chapters, click here.  If you would like to see a rough map of the geography of The Night Land, click  here