I have a huge unfair advantage over other struggling fantasy authors, because I've read Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle. Beagle gives a storytelling masterclass, and plants images in your head that you'll carry around for ages.
We all marveled at the fan art that showed Wil Wheaton riding a unicorn-dragon-kitten into battle with an Orc John Scalzi. And now you can read the true, and unquestionable stories behind the image. For charity!
"I want you to know, darling, that I'm leaving you for another sex robot, and she's twice the man you'll ever be." That's the first line of Charles Stross' novella "Trunk and Disorderly," which just went online as an audio book at Subterranean Press. Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, it's a silly P.G.…