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Steven McKinnon

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Symphony of the Wind is Steven McKinnon's first fiction novel, and is Book One of The Raincatcher's Ballad. The Fury Yet To Come is a prequel novella set in the same world.

His first book, the true-life tale Boldly Going Nowhere, was released in 2015.

Steven is 32 years old, and was born in the bathroom of a Glasgow flat in the year 1986.

He has since moved out.

To get the Raincatcher's Ballad prequel novella -- The Fury Yet To Come -- for free, sign up to the author's newsletter at http://subscribe.stevenmckinnon.net/
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Maybe it's the suffocating loneliness that comes from working in isolation or how you tell your friends and family you're a writer and they stifle their laughter before asking why you don't have a proper job

Actually, the best thing about being a writer is creating - that initial burst of a story weaving its way through a page without having to think about. It's an unadulterated rush, and it's glorious.(less)
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Book review: The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

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The Guns Above is a secondary world military fantasy, kind of like Steampunk meets the Napoleonic wars. There’s no magic here, but it features airships battles, humour, and dialogue that bounces back and forth like a frantic game of table tennis.





It’s not a grimdark story by any means, but the books I thought of the most while reading this were Joe Abercrombie’s First Law novels. Like

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A solid, low fantasy that takes Peaky Blinders and Robin Hood and puts them through a stainless steel blender. We follow a host of good… Well, interesting characters newly returned from a gruelling war. Tomas Piety – army priest of Our Lady and leade ...more
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“Even infinity has its limits.”
Steven McKinnon, In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

“The cube contained knowledge of every person born and every battle fought; every kiss enjoyed and every secret kept; every word that was ever uttered and every thought that was ever conceived, from The Beginning until The End of Time.
“Looks a bit shit,” said Sid.”
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“As much as he loved Old Earth artefacts, it was tremendously frustrating at times to know that it wasn’t possible to prove the original purpose of so many of them. Spotting an object he had puzzled over for the past two years, he stopped at its shelf, picked up the crumpled piece of plastic, and unfolded it until it had the approximate shape of a woman. She could be inflated by blowing air into an attached valve. Although he did have his suspicions as to what she was for (and he blushed even thinking about it—he described her as a ‘portable statue of a surprised female’ to potential customers), he still yearned to know whether he was right or not.”
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“He felt like a dog that was about to be told that, yes, he was a good boy, but his balls had to come off anyway.”
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“Old Earth rotated slowly and majestically on its axis, reassuringly unperturbed by recent events.”
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A group to chat about SFF books. Authors and readers welcome. I might post about my books and the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off too. I plan on maki ...more



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