Recluce Tales Named A Best Fiction Book of 2017

Kirkus Reviews just released their listings of the best fiction of 2017, and Recluce Tales was named as one of the best fantasy and science fiction books.

This the fourth time my books have received that honor, the previous best F&SF fiction winners from Kirkus being Scholar[2011], The Eternity Artifact [2005], and Archform Beauty [2002].

13 thoughts on “Recluce Tales Named A Best Fiction Book of 2017”

  1. Many congratulations! I am delighted that your work is being honored. Your writing deserves recognition.

  2. Wenonah Lyon says:

    I just finished The Mongrel Mage. I’ve read all the Recluce Books, and can’t figure out where the Mongrel Mage fits in the time line. When did it happen? There are comments that suggest it happened after The Magic of Recluse (one about a mage good with wood and able to see into the wood) but they seem to know so much more about fire wagons, the Rational Stars, etc.

    1. The Mongrel Mage takes place some 240 years after the conclusion of Heritage of Cyador and 225 years before the beginning of The Towers of the Sunset.

      1. Gabe says:

        Thanks for clearing that up.
        Had me wondering.

  3. Gabe says:

    Congratulations Sir!
    Well deserved!!

  4. Kattye D. Kirkland says:

    Was given the impression that ” The Outcasts of Order” was to be released, on 10 March 18. Was it?

    1. No. It’s always been scheduled for June 19, 2018. The trade paperback edition of Recluce Tales was released on February 20th, but to my knowledge, I didn’t have anything released in March.

  5. Matt says:

    I typically prefer novels over short stories but loved Recluce Tales. Really enjoyed how you included stories from all over the timeline.

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  7. Gabriel Martinez says:

    Just finished reading The Mongrel Mage awesome book. jus wondering if you are going to continue with more books to this Saga.

    1. The second book about Beltur is Outcasts of Order. It’s now available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook. The third book about Beltur is The Mage-Fire War, and it’s scheduled for release on August 6, 2019, a little more than a year from now.

  8. Ronald Huckstep says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent and imagination. Love the Recluse series ..

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