Enjoy a delightful variety of free offerings, from “On Fighting Evil,” which became the impetus for The Forever Inn anthology; to “The Match” and “Winter Roses,” which are stories meant to be spoken out loud to an audience; and to “Bullets, Beer & Gear,” which is really a fun add-on to my Inflection Point series.
|On Fighting Evil: Rocco Fitch experiences the weirdest interview of his life in a mysterious inn that shouldn’t possibly exist…but does.
A Forever Inn story.
|The Match: A man engages in an unusual high-stakes wager in order to support his family during the height of the Great Depression. Historical, based on a true story.
Learn more about Robert Hjort, the star of the story.
|Winter Roses: The young heir to the mountainous Cragenrath Kingdom thought he’d met the love of his life. Instead, he got a lesson in crime, betrayal, magic and revenge.
A Thousand Kingdoms story.
|Foreclosure: Little Johnny goes trick-or-treating. He’s not the only one. A Halloween story in just 101 words (counting the title).
|Cosaturi District Map: A map of the Tween, a rough and tumble district in the Lowtown area of Cosaturi, a gritty seaport city where Bitter Days takes place. Hi-res 17×22 inch poster.
|Bullets, Beer & Gear: A free newsletter from Jo Jo’s Ironmongery, a top gun shop in 2114 (actually, it’s a gear compendium for the Inflection Point series).
|Post-Apocalyptic Stories: There are lots of post-apocalyptic stories that are worth your attention. I compiled a list of some of the most memorable books, and a few movies, for a Balticon panel.
|Non-Superhero Comics: I compiled a handout of the most entertaining non-superhero comics I could find for a Balticon panel. I’ve also added additional recommendations from my fellow panelists.