Hi. My name is Greg Stolze, this is my web page, and I write books.
SINNER on Kickstarter
I have written and polished and workshopped and laid out a full-length novel about a supervillain who turns himself in, giving up a life of excitement and luxury for the drab sameness of incarceration. The central mystery of the novel is ‘Why the hell would you do that?’ In his own words, Hector ‘Sinner’ Lear narrates exactly the events that turned him from his old path onto a new one. Those events include assorted heists, fights, taking a newspaper hostage and his dawning realization that he likes the people hitting him more than he likes the people fighting at his side.
While it isn’t for sale just yet, you can get it cheapest and earliest by pledging on its Kickstarter. It actually comes out cheaper for everyone if I buy a hundred or two hundred copies and send them off from my home than if people buy them one at a time from a print-on-demand service. Plus, this way you can get premiums like autographs, patches and even a conversation with the author. But mostly, this is about the story. It’s a good one. Pledge today or miss out.
NECROCHROME Is Now Out!
Another Kickstarter success built on the broad and supportive backs of fans old and new, NECROCHROME is now free for everyone. You can go to my fiction library for your download needs (a recommended stop if you have not already read all the other stuff there) or you can just get it from these links.
The modified .mobi for Kindle.
Funding got close for the stretch goal of a Lovecraftian short story entitled The Gray People, but we didn’t quite make it. I’ll probably run a dedicated Gray People KS in a few months, but before that, I have bigger fish to fry.
BETTER ANGELS Is Out Too!
This was a long time time coming and, going by the reviews, worth the waith. BETTER ANGELS is my new supervillain RPG, out now courtesy of ARC DREAM publishing. The ARC DREAM site has a ton of promo material, art previews, links to those glowing reviews, and (most important) the opportunity to buy it. I’ll leave the heavy marketing at those links, but if you’ve ever wanted to twirl your mustache while cackling over a helpless do-gooder, you really owe it to yourself to check out BETTER ANGELS.
I’ve had the good fortune to get in a few anthologies this year. The New Hero, Volume 2 contains the first story I ever wrote about Cadillac Anne (whom some of you might recognize from The Turning of the Time and, while I picked up my copy at GenCon, you should be able to get one Real Soon Now from Stoneskin Press. Volume I has a lot of great stuff too.
I have to say, I thought the title of Don’t Read This Book was making things a little too easy for the critics, but if you like the game Don’t Rest Your head or just creepy stories about nightmares, give it a look. I’m in it with Don’t Harsh Your Buzz, another title that doesn’t send me but, hey, I had to fit in.
I was the guest at a chat about games, where I spilled what I could about Better Angels, Delta Green and White Wolf’s forthcoming Mummy game. It was fun. I made some jokes.
Speaking of Mummy, its developer Colin Suleiman did a lovely job recording the introductory story I wrote for it. You can hear that podcast right here, right now.
Mask of the Other
If you’re interested in a novel of soul-blasting Lovecraftian horror, Mask of the Other is 326 pages of taut thrills and gut-churning squick, bound together with military honor. Slide on over to the Mask of the Other page for a free sample, order information, and more description of its squamous charms. A free semi-sequel, "Whatever Happened to Lala?", is available in my fiction library.
Dinosaurs... in Spaaace!
If you like rockets, time travel, cheap laughs or all of the above you can buy Dinosaurs... in Spaaace! from IPR, with the PDF bundled free if that sort of thing appeals to you. Customers who prefer electronic files can get it both from IPR and from RPGNOW.
Breaking news! A review, it is in!
More Timely Updates
If you have gotten sick of waiting on my intermittent updates here, I don’t blame you one bit. If you want to hear about my projects and updates via email, send me your address and I’ll put you on a notification list. Just between you, me and the Internet, there might be opportunities for some special offers on there, too.
A Reasonable Set of Links
At some point I will redo this web site, but for the time being here’s the duct-tape fix: Links here in the body text to things that really ought to be buttons up top.
My fiction library.
The REIGN Home Page.
Me on Twitter.
...and on Facebook.
If This Is Your First Time...
In addition to the many companies that have employed me, I also self-published a few books, partially as an experiment, partially out of laziness. If lazy experimentalism sounds appealing (rather than appalling) here are some links.
Scary Face, my short story collection, is now available as a .pdf.
GODWALKER, a novel tied in to the game Unknown Armies.
These People Mean Nothing To Each Other is another distribution experiment, this one in charitable fundraising via hard-boiled fiction.