Here is a list -constantly updated- of my published work, including novels, short stories, articles and essays.
Click the links to order via Amazon.
Coming in December 2017:
Angel Song – published in ‘AfroSF – Science Fiction by African Writers Volume 1‘
Humanity is fighting a galaxy-wide war against immensely powerful beings, whom many consider to be Angels, sent by God to wipe out humanity and usher in the End of Days. One man comes closer than anyone else to piercing the mystery of these ‘angels’, but will he survive his battlefield encounter with the ‘angels’?
Twisted – published in ‘eFantasy: Volume 1, Issue 3‘
A little girl is skipping through the forest, headed towards the dreaded Grandmother – she will draw other to her in an effort to right a terrible wrong, and embark upon a quest that will reshape her strange world.
Torn – published in ‘eFantasy: Volume 1, Issue 4‘
Having dealt with one threat, the savage Little Girl and her companions now set their sights on their next target – but to succeed they will have to enlist the help of a brother and sister who suffered terribly after climbing a hill for a pail of water…
Birthday – published in eSciFi’s January 2103 Issue
The world is dangerously over-populated, and governments have instituted a desperate yet successful plan to deal with it…
The Bell – published in ‘A Forest of Dreams‘
The exploits of two unremarkable and oft-overlooked soldiers – when their leader invades and conquers a despotic sorcerer’s lands, they decide to take charge.
Taraab and Terror in Zanzibar – published in ‘African Monsters‘
A South African tokoloshe-hunter comes up against a threat so dire he might just have to reveal his secret to stay alive…
A Hand from the Depths – published in ‘Tales from the Lake Volume 3‘
A young boy is kidnapped and forced into a brutal life of slavery, but even he cannot predict what his fate will be…
Tokoloshe Tower – published in ‘This Twisted Earth’
In a world riven by shattered Time, Andy Strydom makes his way to what once was the business hub of the African continent -Johannesburg- hunting monsters and the truth.
A man stalks and murders victims across the city – but who are the murderers, and who is the victim?
Static – published in ‘The 3rd Spectral Book of Horror Stories’
There’s a voice calling out to her from the static – a voice pleading for her help…
Exertion – published in ‘Bloody Parchment: Blue Honey and The Valley of Shadow‘
The path to revenge begins with death…
Thousands of years before the events of Betrayal’s Shadow, the Elvayn civilization is engulfed in a war which will consume two worlds.
Three thousand years after the Seeds fled the Elvayn homeworld, the final conflict begins…
Podcasts I’ve appeared on:
Geek XP: In which I chat to the kickass folks at GeekXP (Les and Vittorio) about:
– the fun of Afrikaans voiceovers for Star Trek and other tv shows as a kid,
– my dabbling with Star Wars fan fiction,
– and the lessons I learned about the industry when trying to get my first book published, including how to adjust my writing style.
Plus we discuss the average number of regular readers in South Africa … and it’s disturbingly low.
In the latest episode for The Writer’s Pit, we chat with author Dave de Burgh. During our conversation we discuss his debut fantasy novel Betrayal’s Shadow, including an exclusive reveal for the title of the next book in the Mahaelian Chronicle series. We also chat about the direction and fluidity of the Grimdark sub-genre, cracking the door open to truly imaginative fantasy fiction, setting yourself apart from other writers, the state of the publishing industry in South Africa in the midst of Apartheid, and much more. Authors discussed include Raymond E. Feist, Robert Jordan, John Gwynne, Steven Erikson, Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz, and Louis Greenberg.
The Round Table Podcast – with Dave Robison, Madeline Ashby and Lauren Scribe Harris:
In which a novel I’ll be writing is work-shopped – an awesome discussion in which I learned a helluva lot!
The Deaf – my article for Sarah Chorn’s ‘Strange Needs in Strange Worlds‘ series, in which I talk about the deaf community and how much they are excluded from everything. (posted on SF Signal‘s website)
World Building – published in the August Issue of Author’s Magazine.
A Bookseller’s Advice – Selling Your Book into Exclusive Books – published in the October issue of Author’s Magazine.
Your Publisher has Closed down; Now What? – published in the December issue of Author’s Magazine.
Series, Sagas and -Ologies – published in the February issue of Author’s Magazine.
The Perks of Being a Bookseller – published in the April issue of Author’s Magazine
Crowdfunding – published in the June issue of Author’s Magazine