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Lawrence Watt-Evans fantasy author(1954- )
Lawrence Watt Evans grew up as one of six kids in a big old Victorian house rumored to be haunted. Watt-Evans was an Active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 1982 to 2006, and has served as Eastern Regional Director and treasurer. He was nominated for the 1987 Nebula Award for short story. He received the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo award for best short story in 1988, for ”Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers.” He served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1994 to 1996 and after leaving that office was the recipient of HWA’s first service award ever. He gained considerable experience in administrative work in HWA, but does not intend to do anything similar in the future unless adequately paid. He is part-owner of Beyond Comics, a comic book shop in Gaithersburg, MD. He has also worked as a professional researcher, and would be pleased to repeat the experience. He has taught at various writing workshops, and has been an instructor at Viable Paradise on Martha’s Vineyard, and at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more at Lawrence Watt-Evans‘s website.


A Young Man Without Magic: I feel like I have been punished

A Young Man Without Magic by Lawrence Watt-Evans

A Young Man Without Magic seems to be set in 17th century Europe with characters who could have fallen right out of an Alexandre Dumas novel. So, if you liked The Count of Monte Cristo and think a novel like that with magic added would be great, then A Young Man Without Magic would seem to be a good choice. There is a problem, though… there is no Edmond in this book.

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Above His Proper Station: Finally a reason to care

Above His Proper Station by Lawrence Watt-Evans

After I finished A Young Man Without Magic, I didn’t know how Lawrence Watt-Evans was going to salvage this series. The main character, Anrel Murau, was so inconsistent and indifferent that I loathed him. In Above His Proper Station, Lawrence Watt-Evans finally gives us a reason to care.

Anrel Murau’s one redeeming characteristic is his high moral standards. When it comes to standing his ground and choosing right from wrong, he is willing to sacrifice his own comfort and security.

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