Hi. My name is Greg Stolze, this is my web page, and I write books.
The Grey People Succeeds
As you may or may not know, I have a habit of asking people for money in exchange for fiction, then releasing the fiction to everyone. Most recently, this crowdfunding technique was applied to a story called The Grey People. To my great delight, not only did its release get funded, but the stretch goal of putting up an entirely unrelated tale called Carving the Night-Dark Soil was reached, along with the production of that latter tale as an .mp3 podcast. (I would have done The Grey People as the podcast, but the narrator is a sick old Bronze Age woman and I worried about being unintentionally comic instead of deliberately scary.)
Whether you pledged or not, you\’re more than welcome to download The Grey People in your preferred format, as long as that’s PDF, ePub, or Kindle format. As for Carving the Night-Dark Soil, that too is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle version. In addition, that one has an mp3 podcast. Enjoy!
At Last, MASK OF THE OTHER Is On Audiobook!
First and foremost, if you’re unfamiliar with Mask of the Other, you can click this link here and read the sell text. Short version, it’s a Lovecraftian science-horror novel about the wreckage of Saddam Hussein’s occult weapons program, private military companies, and what armies do with enemies they can’t kill.
When I started the Kickstarter to make Mask of the Other into an audiobook, I underestimated how long it would take ACX to check the files and approve them. But all that is in the past now! If you search my name on iTunes, you can find and purchase the full, unabridged audiobook of Mask of the Other, and at least the backers have been loving it.
You can purchase it right now over your internet box at Audible.com, or possibly even get it free by taking a trial membership. (I believe I get a bounty for people who sign up to buy my book as their first purchase, but don’t let that influence you.)
SINNER is Now Available!
Not only that, but people like it!
The early adopters have gotten their copies, and their responses have been gratifyingly positive. If you have any interest in superheroes, supervillains, or smartass jailbirds trapped in a crazy world they never made, this could be the book for you.
Some SINNER-relevant links include the following:
A lovely in-depth review by Rachel Neumeier is a good first stop if you still aren’t clear on what the novel’s about or 100% sold on it.
Its Amazon page has more reviews and the opportunity to buy it for Kindle.
DriveThruFiction offers it in several formats for the same price.
If you crave the heft of a printed tome, you can order a print-on-demand version through Lulu.com.
There’s also a spiffy hardback, if that’s your preference.
Then, once you buy and read and enjoy it, you can make comments on its goodreads page.
Thanks again to everyone who backed it!
BETTER ANGELS Is Out Too!
This was a long time time coming and, going by the reviews, worth the wait. 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.
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.