Auston Habershaw Needs Your Help

By Carl Slaughter: He needs you to read his latest short story “Lord of the Cul-de-Sac”, which is out this month in Galaxy’s Edge.  And his stories in Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Writers of the Future #31.  He needs you to listen to his story on Escape Pod.  He needs you to buy No Good Deed, the second book in his Saga of the Redeemed series (Harper Voyager Impulse), which will be out next month.  And the first book, The Iron Ring, which came out last year.

But most importantly, college English professor Auston Habershaw he needs you to help him name his currently eponymous blog, where he expresses himself articulately, prolifically, voluminously, and with lots of vivid illustrations.

Check out his list of candidates. Vote on one or suggest a new one.  Send him your feedback to [email protected].

  • Aimless Complaints
  • Nothing Doing
  • Austopolis
  • The Haber-shed
  • Big Words, Placed in Order
  • Will Yowl For Cash
  • Bad Nerd Rising
  • Ninja Space Clowns
  • BAM! (No Affiliation With Emeril)
  • The Woes of My Enemies
  • Professor Habershaw’s Magical Emporium
  • Explosions Are Cool and Other Obvious Statements

No Good Deed Cover

Jacketcopy for No Good Deed:

Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar’s life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he’s pretty sure his life can’t get any worse.

That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn’t commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he’s been dodging for so long.

And that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling all the strings is none other than the most powerful sorceress in the West: Lyrelle Reldamar –  Tyvian’s own mother.