Jeff Fahnestalk has given “The Vindicator,” my final Raffalon story to appear in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, a warm review on the Amazing Stories site.  He says:  “I don’t want to rave too much about this story, but to me, it appears to partake of the flavour of both Jack Vance’s and Fritz Leiber’s fantasy… in that, our protagonist isn’t one of the “best of the best.”

That’s a fact.  Raff is a competent thief, but he often encounters just a little bad luck.  I can certainly sympathize with that, and I suspect the same is true for a lot of my readers.  The first time I read, The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley, I thought, “You got that right, Rabbie.”

It was kind of Steve to mention the Raffalon collection I’ll be bringing out in mid-2017.  It will actually contain a new Raffalon story, exclusive to the collection, as well as the unlucky thief’s original outing:  “The Inn of the Seven Blessings,” so far seen only by the multitudes who purchased the George R.R. Martin/Gardner Dozois co-edited cross-genre anthology, ROGUES.


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