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Latest Project

Legendary science fiction author Robert E. Vardeman joins Traveller® RPG creator Marc Miller and veteran shared-world editor Philip Athans on a new journey into one of the greatest science fiction settings of all time, the Traveller Universe, which is relaunching now with the release of the latest incarnation of one of the hobby’s seminal games. Traveller is back, and the stories of the Third Imperium, and beyond, start here.

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Featured Client

The exotic character and place names of fantasy properties like the Forgotten Realms® and Dragonlance® settings are not always the easiest words to pronounce. To enable a consistent message across a wide range of media, we are working to add phonetic spellings and .wav files to the massive Dungeons & Dragons® lexicon.

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New Release

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction Philip Athans contributes a new chapter to the classic Writer's Digest Books release by Orson Scott Card. Available Now!

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Breaking News


New Classes!

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, enrolling now at Bellevue College, classes starting Thursday April 10, and also enrolling now: a one-day Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction seminar on May 3, as well as Living Dialogue also on May 3, both at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.


Superior editor, writer, coach, and all around nice guy, Phil Athans is the man you'll want in your corner when you enter the no-holds-barred octagon that is 21st century publishing.

—John Ottinger, GraspingForTheWind.com

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