Dusk Peterson

Detail from The Angel of Death by Evelyn De Morgan



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  1. Summary

    During the turbulent years between the cannonball battles and the atom bomb, life is not easy for young people.

    Young Toughs is an alternate history series about the struggles of youths in the twentieth century and into the future.

    This series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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    5
  2. Summary

    The nautical nation is backed by the military might of an empire. The mountainous republic is populated by farmers and shopkeepers, and it has no standing army. The nautical nation is about to make the mistake of attacking the mountainous republic.

    Commando is an alternate history series that imagines what the South African Boer War could have been like if it had been fought on American soil.

    The series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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  3. Summary

    In a cool, dark cavern, guarded by men and by oaths, lies a dungeon in which prisoners fearfully await the inevitable. The inevitable will be replaced by the unexpected.

    The Eternal Dungeon is an alternate history series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.

    This series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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    263,671
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    22
    Bookmarks:
    8
  4. Summary

    He vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . .

    The Three Lands is fantasy series on friendship, romantic friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. The series is inspired by conflicts between nations during the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages.

    Series page and series resources.

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  5. Summary

    In a world where temples are dying and sacred theaters have been replaced by brothels, what will happen when a hard-headed businessman joins forces with an idealist?

    Michael's House is an alternate history series set in a Progressive Era slum.

    The series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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    12,811
    Works:
    1

Recent bookmarks

  1. Rec 9

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    Morgon and Raederle drift across the realm, and the earth's harp is tuned to the dawn of another new age.

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    10 Apr 2017

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    If you haven't read Patricia A. McKillip's Riddle-master trilogy yet, go read it. The read this beautiful (though spoilerish) postlude.

    What I wrote to the author:

    "I often feel hesitant to read fanfic about novels I like, and this has been my favorite fantasy novel for 37 years. I worry that the fic won't do justice to the canon.

    "I needn't have worried in this case. You've captured McKillip's voice so beautifully that your story actually made clear to me for the first time some of the lyrical elements she used to enchant her readers. Thank you. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend a little more time with two of my favorite characters."

  2. Rec 68

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    A list of references and links for authors and researchers, as part of the panel "Beyond Wikipedia" for 221B-Con 2015

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    3 Mar 2017

  3. Rec 34

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    On the AO3, you're allowed to tag your works in any way you want.

    But if what you want is the tags that are most standard, most searchable, and/or most wrangler-friendly, here's a short guide on how to do it.

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    28 Feb 2017

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    A guide for novice slash writers to help hone your skills and build confidence. Sort of Sherlock-centric, but applicable to any fandom.

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    28 Feb 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This has lots of helpful suggestions, especially for shy writers of sex scenes.

  5. Rec 5

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    In which Sherlock Holmes is confronted with further evidence that he does not play well with children.

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    5
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    25 Feb 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I think AO3 is single-handedly destroying my childhood. Or possibly fulfilling it.

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