Dorthund’s ‘On Magical Artefacts’

ON MAGICAL ARTEFACTS1 Translator’s Note: This text, though incomplete and containing many lacunae, is still of immense interest. From what…

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Two and a half years as an Indie

Just posted an entry on my blog over at Scribblers-jp. Click the link to read the rest.   It’s been…

On The Berserk-Gift

[Translator’s Note: The first part of this book was damaged beyond the recovery of anything that made sense. All that…

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BlackStump shortBlack Stump Books is a new Indie Publisher focused on bringing readers speculative fiction. Our focus is mostly on the fantastic – steampunk, alternate history, folk and fairy tales, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and epic fantasy.

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DJ Chamberlain


DJ Chamberlain is a notoriously camera-shy gaijin who lives in Sapporo, Japan with his family and their cat, Tom, the terror of keyboards everywhere. By day DJ is an ESL teacher, an editor, and an ardent amateur cook. By night (and, truthfully, during the majority of the daylight hours also), he is a writer of a variety of flavours of fantastic fiction. Born in Adelaide, Australia, DJ spent most of his formative years buried in books that talked about more exciting places – deserted isles, African plains and jungles, Hyperborea, Egypt, Mordor, Medieval Europe. He has received remuneration for work done as a gardener, a cleaner, a cook, a charity collector, a baker, a door-to-door salesman, a waiter, a gas station attendant, a tutor, a bartender, an office assistant, an ESL teacher, a freelance editor, a freelance writer, a translator, and an English teacher. His primary occupation, however, has always been writing.