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S.P. Somtow - Inquestor TalesWorld, rejoice, for what we believed impossible is coming true! S. P. Somtow, aka Somtow Sucharitkul, who faded from SF and focused on creating and conducting music, his other major muse (and his music is very much worth checking out!) is writing again - and writing more material in the Inquestor universe!

After 33 years, S.P. Somtow is finally creating a fifth book in the Inquestor universe, the galaxy-spanning science fantasy series that Theodore Sturgeon called "the greatest magnitude of spectacle and color since Olaf Stapledon." The book is being released in a series of installments in pulp-sized magazine format.

Besides the new book installments we also get the original short stories which turned into the original 4 books, we get notes on the language and other background material, we get introductions to the stories from other greats of the genre, and we get assorted commentary from the peanut gallery, as it should be. The first two installments are now available on Amazon, and more is to come.

Supporters of the author on Patreon get to read the new stories (and much else) early and for free, but that means you miss all the other fun! So I'd suggest you do both - support the creation of more of this on Patreon, but also buy the individual books. Because it's worth your time and money!

Links: S.P. Somtow - Inquestor Tales One: The Singing Moons - Inquestor Tales Two: A Woman Cloaked in Shadow - Patreon



Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives


Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me


Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep


Thomas Pynchon - Slow Learner


Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness


Aliette de Bodard – In the Vanishers’ Palace


Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments


Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage


Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku


S.P. Somtow – I Wake from a Dream of a Drowned Star City


Liz Williams - Empire of Bones


Doris Lessing - Shikasta


Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow


Lavie Tidhar - Central Station


Peter Watts – Maelstrom, Powered by Mambo!; free resources by SiteGround