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Cover of Steward of Song by Adam Stemple

Steward of Song (Sequel to SINGER OF SOULS)

Tor 2008 The sequel to Singer of Souls follows Douglas’s siblings as they deal with the fallout from magic, murder, and Faery prophecy. BUy Steward of Song from your local indie bookstore. “Stemple riffs off Native American and Celtic myths with ease while skillfully depicting a world where any move can have dire consequences.” —Publishers […]

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Kitsune

Paradox Magazine 2006 Kitsune was the second story I wrote in the series about Master Shichiro and his servant Ken’ichi. I started this one with no idea of a plot, I just wanted to keep writing about Master Shichiro and Ken’ichi, two characters I had a great deal of fun with. So I put Keni’chi […]

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Book cover of Troll Bridge

Troll Bridge (Rock ‘n Roll Fairy Tales Book 2)

Starscape 2006 with Jane Yolen In the second Rock ‘n Roll Fairy Tale, young musicians and Dairy Princesses are dragged into Trollholm and trust the help of a mysterious fox-spirit to help them escape. Buy Troll Bridge from your local indie bookstore. “Drawing elements from ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff,’ […]

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Book cover of Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple

Singer of Souls

Tor 2005 A street musician with a drug problem tries to escape to Edinburgh and get clean, but runs into trouble with the Faery court. Buy Singer of Souls from your local indie bookstore. *STARRED REVIEW* “A dour, nihilistic, absolutely marvelous grunge fantasy.” Ray Olsen, Booklist “He writes with an assurance that belies the fact […]

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Burning Down the House

DAW 2004Edited by Martin H. Greenberg A group of house rehabbers break throw a wall and find a portal into Hell. Research involved Dantes Inferno and a great non-fiction book about the devil his history called The Old Enemy.

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The Three Truths

Paradox Magazine 2005 The Three Truths was not a story I wanted to write. Don’t get me wrong, I thought the idea of a historical samurai detective story was great, but as I knew absolutely bugger all about Japan in general and even less about the samurai class in particular, the amount of research required […]

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Faerie Tales edited by Martin H Greenberg and Russel Davis

A Piece of Flesh

Appeared in Faerie Tales edited by Martin H Greenberg and Russel Davis My creepy take on the brewery of eggshells tale. The title is from a Martin Luther quote regarding changelings, and how they are but a piece of flesh as they have no soul. “Nowhere in the twelve original stories in this anthology is […]

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Sherwood

Robin Hood v. 1.5.3.

My very first sale. Little did I know what horrors awaited me once I started down the writer’s path… “Adam Stemple takes [the Robin Hood legend] hilariously into our own future by setting an Artificial Intelligence with a Robin Hood complex loose in cyberspace.” —Kirkus Reviews “All [the stories] are quick, delightful reads suitable for […]

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