S.C. Barrus

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S.C. Barrus is the author of steampunk novels Discovering Aberration, The Gin Thief, and the upcoming supernatural gaslamp thriller novella A Night in Ruin (coming early 2020). A self-professed nerd, he enjoys tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer 40k. He's also a software engineer, martial artist, mountain biker, and passionate environmentalist.

Other upcoming works include the dystopian novel Grim Curio and the sequel to The Gin Thief. Learn more at AwayAndAway.com.
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Discovering Aberration

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Midway Between Heaven and Hell

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The Hanging Gardens

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Week 1 of Self Portraits

Week 1 of Self Portraits

Recently I’ve been feeling a bit more artsy fartsy. I’m drawing. Part of it was brought on by painting miniatures for my Dungeons & Dragons campaign. And part was inspired by author Austin Kleon who describes himself as a “writers who draws”

About halfway through reading his fantastic book Show Your Work, I looked at his sketches and remembered how much I used to draw.

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I really wanted to love this book. It's a classic that I've heard so much about over the years. I enjoyed aspects of it immensely but it was also a fractured story that adds significant characters late in the game that I didn't find all that interest ...more
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Of course I loved The Raven King! It was an excellent conclusion to a fantastic series. I highly recommend it.
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“I'm always homesick for the journey,” I had once written in ink speckled script, adding almost as an afterthought, “...no matter what it may hold.”
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“There are creatures in this world, small things and pretty things, which burn within them a fire for survival.”
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“That is the difference between great men and small, we great are willing to do the hard things, the uncomfortable things to ensure we succeed.”
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“Re'lar Kvothe," he said seriously. "I am trying to wake your sleeping mind to the subtle language the world is whispering. I am trying to seduce you into understanding. I am trying to teach you." He leaned forward until his face was almost touching mine. "Quit grabbing at my tits.”
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“You can divide infinity an infinite number of times, and the resulting pieces will still be infinitely large,” Uresh said in his odd Lenatti accent. “But if you divide a non-infinite number an infinite number of times the resulting pieces are non-infinitely small. Since they are non-infinitely small, but there are an infinite number of them, if you add them back together, their sum is infinite. This implies any number is, in fact, infinite.”
“Wow,” Elodin said after a long pause. He leveled a serious finger at the Lenatti man. “Uresh. Your next assignment is to have sex. If you do not know how to do this, see me after class.”
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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
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“It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.”
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“Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.”
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S.C. Barrus No problem. This month I'm taking a break from writing while I'm trying to give Discovering Aberration some traction. Can't wait to get back to writing soon though. I have a few shorts I've been sitting on that I plan on finally publishing next month.

Speaking of which, you seemed to like Midway Between Heaven and Hell. Would you like a free review copy of Discovering Aberration?

How about you? Hows your writing going this year? Looks like you've been busy with releases last year! That's so great.


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