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Fantasy/SciFi writer, author of over 100 published short stories, quite a lot of poetry and the novels Engn, The Genehunter and the Cloven Land fantasy trilogy.
Short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Dark Expanse and many more.
Member of the British Fantasy Society.
Indie author (through Stormcrow Books), also signed to Curiosity Quills as a novelist.
on Aug. 17, 2013 :
I don't usually read much magical fantasy, but I enjoyed these three tales, each involving witches (or Wycka) in some way. The first story, "The Standing Stones of Erelong," is a heart-warming tale of love, loss, and resurrection. The last story, "Slieau Whallian" (no idea how to pronounce that one), involves a young female protagonist with the Sight -- and perhaps more powers bubbling beneath the surface she has only begun to fathom. My favorite of the three is the longest, sandwiched right in the middle: "A Sorcerous Mist". Quirk and McBride walk onstage fully formed as characters you want to get to know; the story is well-structured and multilayered; and in the end, it's a very satisfying read.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)