Stephen Brooke

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Stephen Brooke is a novelist, poet, musician, illustrator/artist and, now, a publisher with his own imprint, Arachis Press (http://arachispress.com).

Stephen lives in an old farmhouse on Peanut Road (http://peanutroad.com) in the Florida Panhandle with his cat, Sweet Mollie Meow.

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The Art of K. Page Brooke

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The Contrary Fairy

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Pieces of the Moon

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A Dragon In Distress

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Magic

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The Ways of Wizardry

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Voyages

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Arrows of Heaven (Mora, #2)

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Shaper (Cully Beach, #1)

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Dreamwinds

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Hmmm... I know I've posted at least a couple entries here since January but they seem to have disappeared. Maybe it is one of those aberrations of the internet (Aberrations of the Internet...that could be a band, couldn't it? Or something) and they'll show up again.

Be all that as it may (or may not). Everything is on course for the 'official' release of THE DICTATOR'S CHILDREN, my novel of espi... Read more of this blog post »
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Bee by Anatole France
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Is ‘Bee’ a story for children? It certainly can be appreciated by them but then it can be appreciated by adults equally well — and they will see France’s quite adult wit at play. One thing the book most certainly is would be a fairy tale (as defined ...more
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The Dictator's Children
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The Dictator's Children is one of my own books so quite naturally I am prejudiced in its favor! It is an adventure set in Florida, Cuba, and Central America in 1948, and introducing the Polish ex-pat adventurer and spy known as Wilk. More Wilk books ...more
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Berserker by Fred Saberhagen
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A group of related science fiction stories serving as a novel of sorts, 'Berserker' is a minor classic of the genre, the best exploration, perhaps, of the world-killing machine concept. Others have used the idea, Bear's 'The Forge of God' for example ...more
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Time and Time Again by James Hilton
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It has to be admitted that Hilton was, at least a little, repeating himself here, writing a novel with similarities to his successful ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips.’ It’s the story of a seemingly simple life with its ups and downs, triumphs and failures, its i ...more
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Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham
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I am not a great fan of Maugham's writing (or writing style) and this may not be his best work, but 'Ashenden' is still a fairly decent read. Moreover, it is a piece of writing that influenced pretty much every spy story that followed it. The book co ...more
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Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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One of the more satisfying of the Tarzan novels, 'Tarzan the Terrible' shows Burroughs at his more imaginative as well as more humorous. The sly asides that largely went missing in 'Tarzan the Untamed' reappear here. 'Terrible' also shows Burroughs t ...more
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Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
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Not quite as broadly humorous as 'Decline and Fall,' (though sharing some of that novel's characters) 'Vile Bodies' is a tad more serious and/or dark in its outlook. It does not seem quite as cohesive in its storyline either, but that is not necessar ...more
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Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
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This early Huxley has its moments, but “Antic Hay” sometimes feels as if its author decided to throw every interesting thought he ever had (most are interesting, anyway) into the novel. The result is sometimes amusing, sometimes thoughtful, but defin ...more
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“The best diplomacy comes on the blade of a sword.”
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“If things didn’t break, there would be no potters.”
Stephen Brooke, The Sign of the Arrow

“Too much imagination is dangerous in kings.”
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“Only a fool wagers with his master.”
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“I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.”
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“Nobody knows what anything is; a man can only learn what a thing means!”
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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien




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