“The Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: the Dead City: Prologue” by Jack Scalzi
“The Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City: Prologue” by Jack Scalzi
This is a hilarious “mock prologue” to a series of actual books that was written as an April Fool’s joke. The tone is over-the-top heroic fantasy in a way that is both affectionate and smart. Scalzi knows his tropes. The story has been nominated for a Hugo. (Ken Liu’s wonderful “Paper Menagerie” is also in the running. All of the nominees are on line. Scalzi has posted links to all the nominees on his blog.) Find Scalzi’s story on the Tor.com site here.
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