Old Haunts β€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: Red-Light Nite

πŸ“ West Lovat Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ•¦ Late Night

⚠️ PHOTOSENSITIVE WARNING⚠️

⚠️ PHOTOSENSITIVE WARNING⚠️

“A tall figure passed the throng. It was clad in black, its head topped with a tall sharp pointed hood. It drifted silent and unnoticed through the crowd, like a lingering shadow. Dark robes floated about its form like an ebony fog. Where a face should have been was… nothing. No eyeholes were cut into its hood, no outline of a nose pressed at the back of the fabric.”

β€”Waldo Bell, Red Litten World


Visit Previous Haunts:

Lucky Star

πŸ“ Denny Lake Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ•™ Midmorning

Rhapsody

πŸ“ King Station Warren
πŸŒ† Level Four
πŸ•– Early Evening

Serenade on Two

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Two
πŸ•š Late Night


Local Service

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ• Mid-Day

Licensed Dir. Agents

πŸ“ Unknown Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ•š Late Night

Happy Auseil

πŸ“ Hickman-Franklin Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ• Early Morning


Title Card for "Social Climber" a Lovatine Vignette of a man riding a public lift

Social Climber

πŸ“ Frink Park Warren
πŸ™ Between Level Four & Five
πŸ•œ Early Afternoon

Title Card for "Order Up" a Lovatine Vignette of a neon sign flashing behind the espresso machine in a coffee shop

Order Up

πŸ“ Shantak Coffee
🚒 Deck Three
πŸ•˜ Mid-Morning

All of Me

πŸ“ Wilcox Warren
πŸŒ‡ Level Four
πŸ•’ Morning


Study Related Ephemera:


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Credits:

Music sample: β€œRainy Day Blues” by Jump Jackson and his Band
Other audio from Freesounds. Special thanks to: efike, giddster, ramston, and ynef.


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Old Haunts β€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: All of Me

πŸ“ Wilcox Warren
πŸŒ‡ Level Four
πŸ•’ Morning

“A scorched flat plain stretched off in every direction uninterrupted. No hills, no mountains, just endless wastes. In the distance a broken sun was setting, and it lengthened our shadows across the flat expanse.”

β€”Waldo Bell, Old Broken Road


Visit Previous Haunts:

Lucky Star

πŸ“ Denny Lake Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ•™ Midmorning

Rhapsody

πŸ“ King Station Warren
πŸŒ† Level Four
πŸ•– Early Evening

Serenade on Two

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Two
πŸ•š Late Night


Local Service

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ• Mid-Day

Licensed Dir. Agents

πŸ“ Unknown Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ•š Late Night

Happy Auseil

πŸ“ Hickman-Franklin Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ• Early Morning


Title Card for "Social Climber" a Lovatine Vignette of a man riding a public lift

Social Climber

πŸ“ Frink Park Warren
πŸ™ Between Level Four & Five
πŸ•œ Early Afternoon

Title Card for "Order Up" a Lovatine Vignette of a neon sign flashing behind the espresso machine in a coffee shop

Order Up

πŸ“ Shantak Coffee
🚒 Deck Three
πŸ•˜ Mid-Morning


Study Related Ephemera:


Explore Distant Margins:


Credits:

Newsie: Drew Gerken
β€œAll of Me” by Mildred Bailey and The Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1931)

Other audio from Freesounds special thanks to: amholma ,dbdarby, ecfike, felix-blume, kodak, krkovicka, mdsn, niamh00145229, psykoosiossi, reznik, scotthopkins, sean-sd2007, and the shuggie.

Broll provided by Videezy.com


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Old Haunts β€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: Order Up

πŸ“ Shantak Coffee
🚒 Deck Three, Kaleetan District (Onboard the Gamble)
πŸ•˜ Mid-Morning

“The spot had a more substantial appearance than other locations on this deck. Its walls were solid bulkheads, and it had its own door that led into a dark interior. The sign above was neon, the glass twisted to illustrate in blue glowing tubes a creature that was a hybrid between bat and bird, paired with an ugly horse’s head. The glass was animated to give the bird-thing a herky-jerky appearance as if it was in flight. A white fabric sign below read β€˜Lovat’s Oldest Operating Coffee Shop’ in red Strutten letters.”

β€”Waldo Bell, Gleam Upon the Waves


Visit Previous Haunts:

Lucky Star

πŸ“ Denny Lake Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ•™ Midmorning

Rhapsody

πŸ“ King Station Warren
πŸŒ† Level Four
πŸ•– Early Evening

Serenade on Two

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Two
πŸ•š Late Night


Local Service

πŸ“ Martello Warren
πŸ™ Level Four
πŸ• Mid-Day

Licensed Dir. Agents

πŸ“ Unknown Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ•š Late Night

Happy Auseil

πŸ“ Hickman-Franklin Warren
πŸŒƒ Level Three
πŸ• Early Morning


Title Card for "Social Climber" a Lovatine Vignette of a man riding a public lift

Social Climber

πŸ“ Frink Park Warren
πŸ™ Between Level Four & Five
πŸ•œ Early Afternoon


Study Related Ephemera:


Explore Distant Margins:


Credits:

Some audio from Freesounds. Special thanks to: erh, ivolipa, kinoton, patricklieberkind, srgbld, stuntman, trainscough5407, and univ-lyon3.

Broll provided by Videezy.com


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What if THE STARS WERE RIGHT was a comic book?

My pal, Mal Jones, surprised me today with this incredible comic-book approach to the cover of The Stars Were Right. It’s phenomenal. I had to share it here (well… everywhere, really) as I knew y’all would be as impressed as me. I love Mal’s style. The half-tone shading he’s using here works really well. His take on Wal, Zilla, and Peter Black is fantastic. Honored to have such an amazing depiction. Makes me want to do a comic book.

If you like this, Be sure to check out Mal’s other work, and follow him over on Twitter and Instagram. He makes cool stuff. I particularly like his Potboiler project and have a copy of Nomencreatures sitting on my shelf. He’s also got prints for sale, and you should buy one.

Read a Free GLEAM UPON THE WAVES Sample Chapter Today

As I promised yesterday, the sample of Gleam Upon the Waves is now live! If you’ve been hankering to know what’s next for our intrepid caravan master and the crew of Bell Caravans, you go read it right now and dive into the story a little early. Just click the link, and you’ll be whisked back to the streets of Lovat. I think you’ll find it’s as crowded as everβ€”apologies in advance about the smell.

But that’s not all! There’s much more on the way. I’ll be live-streaming a reading of another chapter from the book later this month, and if there is enough interest, we can do a small Q&A session as well. Details on all that is coming soon, so stick around. I’ll be announcing it here. (I’ll give plenty of notice.)

In the meantime, eBook preorders are live! Use any of the links below, preorder, and your eBook will magically appear on your e-reader on launch day.


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Enjoy the chapter. I’ll be seeing you soon.

Old Haunts β€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: Social Climber

πŸ“ Frink Park Warren
πŸ™ Between Level Four & Five
πŸ•œ Early Afternoon

“Lifts rise and fall through Lovat’s superstructure constantly. Because of their size they’re pretty slow, but it beats climbing the stairs between levels. Hundreds of them whir, hum, and clack their way along, passing between floors, carrying passengers and cargo up and down. The public city lines usually run inside the massive pillars that hold the levels aloft, though those aren’t the only hoists in the city. Lifts of all shapes and sizes owned by all sorts of interests run day and night. There are express lines and extravagant lifts for the rich. There are lifts for cargo, and for school children.”

β€”Waldo Bell, Red Litten World


Visit Previous Haunts:
Study Related Ephemera:
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Credits:

Some audio from Freesounds. Special thanks to: ingudios, michael grinnell, mitchelk, newagesoup, pitched senses, and soapuel.


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