July Updates

June 04, 2016 — Richard Falken

Hello, fans!

It is my pleasure to announce that Route 11 has scheduled the re-release of The Flaming Wrath of Árelor for this September. The reason for this move is that the book has turned into a complete failure in the English speaking market. We think this fact is completely unrelated to the quality of the book - which is highlighted by the few loyal fans I have - and is a marketing problem instead.

Sadly, after considering the number of visits to pages and forums in which The Flaming Wrath of Árelor is being talked about, it is obvious that it is not interesting to the readers. The percentage of visitors who leave comments in related forum threads is outstandingly lower than the percentage obtained by other books in the same environments. I brought this subject up with some people in the Internet and with the people at Route 11, and the consensus is that both the cover and the backcover text of the book are ill-conceived. People are discarding the book as a piece of cheap pulp hack 'n' slash because of presentation alone, which is extremely disappointing.

I hope that a new cover and a refreshing book description will help people take the novel for what it is instead of a Conan the Barbarian knock-off.

Failure is just a step towards success, and it should not be given more thought than it deserves. This being so, I also announce that I have started working on a third novel. This book will be independent from my first two books. This one will be a low fantasy story - low fantasy being a genre in which the action happens in a world where fantastic or supernatural events are uncommon or not expected to take place. As always, the novel will be written in Spanish and then translated if resources allow. There is no publishing deal for this book yet.

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Blasting Cruft Away!

April 19, 2016 — Richard Falken

Hello there!

Route 11 is getting ready for reorganizing the marketing of The Flaming Wrath or Árelor. This will include a new cover illustration that will be more related to the genre of the book.

Apparently, news regarding my software projects make this website unfriendly for fantasy fans, so I am doing away with them all. This means that products such as the Deduper File Deduplicator or services such as the OpenBSD man page database have no longer a place here.

Things that are being shutdown include:

  • The gopher site with all its services. The contents that are still worth it will be managed by the Crypto For Liberty association from now on.
    • The OpenBSD man page database.
    • The Deduper File Deduplicator.
  • Non-standard means of contact.
    • My OpenPGP key is over.
    • The Bitmessage address is over.
    • The i2p-bote address is over.

It is important to understand that I am not withdrawing my support from any of these tools. It is just that all the technocruft is a burden when it comes to talking about fantasy books.

Remember that you can still find me, read about me, follow my latest activities, discuss my articles and show your support at these more conventional places: