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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Travis J. Gates

Travis says he enjoys zombie films and ’80s pop music. He’s published a lot of short stories and completed his first novel.

“Of Drums and Thunder” introduces Saviin, an experienced, clever warrior and a good man. The episode creates an imaginary world quite economically, and the action keeps up a steady pace in a rousing sword-and-sandals adventure worthy of film.

Saviin is a rather lonely figure: he loses a good friend in combat, and the lady he’s assigned to protect scarcely gets to say a word. But the action leaves us wanting more: “Drums and Thunder” seems to be less a complete story than the opening chapter in a novel. We hope Travis will send us more adventures of Saviin!

Travis J. Gates’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Travis. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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