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Feb 23, 2020

Illicit Alchemy by Eric Lewis. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword written by Eric Lewis. #Fantasy #Alchemy #Fiction

“Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer you a position at this time…” Emony stopped paying attention after that. She’d heard it a hundred times before. But the alchemist’s mouth just kept moving so she reached out, grabbed the glass retort off his desk and smashed it into his fat face.

Well, she fantasized about it anyway. Instead she nodded, and muttered, “Thank you for your time and kind consideration” through gritted teeth.

By day Eric Lewis is a research scientist weathering the latest rounds of mergers and layoffs and trying to remember how to be a person again after surviving grad school. His short fiction has been published in Nature, Electric Spec, Bards & Sages Quarterly, the anthologies Into Darkness Peering, Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. 1, Crash Code and other venues detailed at His debut novel The Heron Kings and short story collection Tricks of the Blade are both due out in early 2020. Find him on Twitter @TheHeronKing.

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