The Shifty Captive: Tobias the Raven

Meet Tobias the Raven from Th e Shifty Captive.
Name: Tobias the Raven
Age: 10
Nationality: Ilan
Current Residence: 101 Luxe Lane
Occupation: familiar
Quote: “You will soon be carrion. Fat, juicy carrion!”


Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein

3 out of 5

This book is more about concept than character. A teenage boy becomes a settler on Jupiter and needs to learn the skills it takes to survive. The setting and the technology is more developed than his character which is more about what it takes to survive in such extreme conditions than having a developed identity in and of itself. Lovers of hard sci-fi will love it while other readers may wish the boy had more of a story and personality of his own.

Fantastic Christmas Gifts it’d be Cool to See in New Fantasy Stories for December 7, 2017

Here are some suggestions for “fantastic” Christmas gifts. Maybe these international Christmas dinners will be a springboard for your own unique menu? A seal stone with the best art of the Bronze Age. What if someone bought a tropical island with its own lost city? Perhaps someone would want to dramatize the world’s first toast in a historical fantasy?

here’s some visuals and worldbuilding details to help you flesh out these ideas

Book Review: George Lucas, A Life by Brian Jay Jones

4 out of 5

George seems to be a talented visual storyteller. He knows how to craft engaging images, but is almost lost when he has to create a movie that requires a plot
and not just pretty images. He works best when he’s got people to collaborate with and fill in his gaps as long as he takes their advice. This became less common when he got older and more established thus the interesting but less engaging Star Wars prequels. Being able to assemble and overlook creative teams is a good skillset but is not one that most artists can emulate. I didn’t find what I wanted from this book, but it was interesting to get this glimpse into his work methods, and his fans may want to read this to satisfy their curiosity.

The Shifty Captive: Shelton “Shifty” Sharpe

Shelton “Shifty” Sharpe

Is the first person you’ll meet in “The Shifty Captive.”

Name: Shelton “Shifty” Sharpe
Age: 21
Nationality: Ilan
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180
Race: Caucasian
Eye Color: Grey like water
Hair Color: Ginger
Occupation: clerk, freelance procurer, conman, captive, minion-throughout Shifty Captive
“I’ve committed many deeds I regret in service to my master…”