zimriel
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Joined 05-06-17, id: 9180341, Profile Updated: 05-10-17
Author has written 1 story for Cthulhu Mythos.

I am a software nerd currently living in Colorado. I have written books but they are nonfiction (history of early Islam). I do love to read fiction, particularly speculative / fantastic fiction.

As far as derivative fiction -"fan" fiction as we are calling it here -I don't (usually) approve of re-using a story's characters. I am more interested in how other authors might work with such story's setting. For instance we have a glut of Conan stories, but Robert Howard's Hyborian-Age world is a large one with room for many other stories in it. The "Hyborian Adventures" books were an interesting experiment in that direction.

Derivative fiction is also handy as a critique against the original stories when they peddle a flawed or even evil message. For example Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series is technocratic and sides with the manipulators of the Second Foundation. So I very much endorse counter-stories like Donald Kingsbury's "Psychohistorical Crisis" and Johan Kalsi's "Corroding Empire".

This all assumes they do it right. I hope my stories here do it right.

The Cult of the Singing Flame reviews
The teenaged monk Onfrei leaves the abbey PĂ©rigon and the young woman he has courted, to compose music for the Bishop of Ximes. But an unholy new seduction awaits him there, that may consume him and all he loves...
Cthulhu Mythos - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,389 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/7