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Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Mike Soldat

Mike lives in Massachusetts. He’s a long-time fan of fantasy and science fiction and has begun submitting his own writing after a careful apprenticeship.

Choosing a Life” soon reveals the double meaning in the title. Sur’in is a “mage” who survives by hiring a gang of hunters to bring him animals. Unlike the hunters, Sur’in does not eat the animals, he sucks out their “life force” much like a vampire. In that way, Sur’in seems normal for a mage in his country. But what if he decides to go rogue? Cannibalism is strictly forbidden. How will he “choose a life”? And, equally interesting, what might be the consequences? A whole series of “mages’ world” stories is implied.

Mike Soldat’s bio sketch can be found here.

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

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