The website of Lawrence Watt-Evans.
Welcome to The Misenchanted Page, the website of Lawrence Watt-Evans, author of a bunch of stuff -- mostly fantasy, but also some science fiction, horror, comic books, non-fiction, etc.
Covers on the right link to pages (generally where you can buy a copy, usually on Amazon, and yes, I get a commission if you follow the link and then buy something) about some recent work. Below is whatever writing news I consider important.
Anything else may take some digging, but I've had a website since 1996 and I don't take much of anything down, so it's probably around somewhere. Each of my novels and stories has its own page, giving a bit of history about how it got written and published, and there are assorted articles, trip reports, and miscellany. Of course, some of the information may be out of date. The Main Page is generally a good place to start looking for whatever you're after, but below are a few other links you might find useful. "Misenchanted Press" is the name of a small press I own.
In theory, the whole site is now mobile-friendly. If you encounter problems in that regard, please let me know.
Coming in November: Charming Sharra, the fifteenth novel set
in Ethshar, will be released on Novemer 28th.
In January 2023 FoxAcre Press underwent a major contraction, dropping all titles where they pay royalties and giving the
rights back to the authors. I had seven titles at FoxAcre. I put all of them all back into print in new editions as quickly as I could, as Misenchanted Press books.
Those seven titles became eight, since I couldn't decide which previous title to use for one of them and therefore published it under both.
The eight include Nightside City,
its sequel, Realms of Light,
short story collections Crosstime Traffic and Celestial Debris,
the novel Shining Steel, and
two versions of Denner's Wreck a.k.a. Among the Powers. (Those two have identical contents; the only difference is the title.)
The other short story collection, The Final Folly of Captain Dancy and Other Pseudohistorical Fantasies,
has been expanded from four stories to ten and retitled The Final Folly of Captain Dancy and Other Tall Tales.
The audiobooks of the Annals of the Chosen
(The Wizard Lord, The Ninth Talisman,
and The Summer Palace)
are now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
For the first time, Misenchanted Press has published non-fiction -- my sister's obsessively-researched, lavishly-illustrated
history of social dance in Lowell, Massachusetts. She's put together a website about it, and of course you can order it
from Amazon or
Barnes & Noble.
I occasionally publish free e-mail notices called the Misenchanted Newsletter through Substack, updating the latest news on my
publications. I've promised these will appear no more than once a week unless there are urgent corrections needed; they usually only appear every few months. To
subscribe, go to my Substack and scroll to the bottom of the most recent post, where you'll find a place you can enter your email address.
Substack offers paid subscriptions, as well; those get you access to archives of back issues, blog posts, and other stuff.
In addition to the fairly concise reporting of writing news in the regular edition, I also theoretically offer an occasional "chatty version," with more personal commentary, that you can also subscribe to. The chatty version comes out much less often -- as in, I haven't sent one out in years.
If you decide you don't like either one, you can always unsubscribe; I have no interest in antagonizing readers by sending them things they don't want.
If you've signed up for the newsletter and haven't received it, please e-mail me and let me know! Issue #171 went out August 26th.
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