July 24, 2015

Tune in today to the Speculative Fiction Cantina for a discussion about the state of the genre. I'll be reading from "In Heaven's Shadow." I hope you can join me!

July 22, 2015

On Friday, July 24, I will be appearing on the Speculative Fiction Cantina for an interview and a short reading. This is your chance to listen in and ask questions live during the show. It starts at 6:00 p.m. Eastern/3:00 p.m. Pacific. Click on the link above to join the program.

July 14, 2015

The first review of The Mark of God is 4 stars! Read it and enter to win a free copy at Bookie Monster.

July 6, 2015

Hang out at the Museum of the Arcane this summer! From now until July 31 you can get Out of the Vaults for 50% off at Smashwords. Use coupon code SSW50 at checkout to get the sale price.

July 1, 2015

Read an interview with me today in News from the Crypt from Margaret L. Carter.

May 19, 2015

I will be at Miscon in Missoula, Montana this weekend, signing books and sitting on panels. Come join me at the most fun con ever. Miscon is unique in its atmosphere and should be on every SF fan and writer's "must do" list. My schedule is posted on my blog.

April 25, 2015

The second volume of the epic fantasy/soft SF series "Fate's Arrow" is now available! Check out The Mark of God to explore a richly imagined planet where the artificial gods Fate and Death are at odds and one stubborn young mortal is determined to put a stop to all immortal machinations against his House...even if he does not live to see the victory.

March 26, 2015

I will be at Norwescon 38 next week in Seattle, WA. Come join me for a fun convention. My schedule is posted on my blog.

March 16, 2015

My new collection of short stories, "Out of the Vaults," is available now on Smashwords and Amazon. In the Museum of the Arcane, nothing is as it seems - and the objects all have their own ideas about their proper place in history! Join Willoughby Thorne, the harassed curator, as he tries to keep them under control.

March 10, 2015

I will be giving an interview on WriteStream Radio on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 EDT. Tune in and listen!

February 13, 2015

I had planned to be at Radcon this weekend but health issues have prevented it. However, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the Radcon special pricing! Get 25% off either e-books or print copies of my books here.

Use code RADCON25 to get 25% off e-books.

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Expires: March 1, 2015

Book 1, Masters of the Elements
(finalist, 2013 EPIC award for Fantasy)

Book 2, Masters of the Elements

Book 3, Masters of the Elements

Book 4, Masters of the Elements

The Mask of God
(Fate's Arrow, Book 1)

The Mark of God
(Fate's Arrow, Book 2)

In Heaven's Shadow
Hartwood Publishing

Falling to Eternity
No Man's Land anthology

An Infinity of Moments
On Spec Magazine

Kraken's Honor
Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Who Mourns for
the Hangman?

Damnation Books

Wolf Dreams
Wolfsongs 2 anthology
(also nominated for an EPIC award)

The Ruby Curse
Gears and Levers anthology

The Fixer
The Mystical Cat anthology

Casserole Diplomacy and Other Stories: On Spec 25th Anniversary Introspective


The Heart of God
Fate's Arrow, Book 3
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Welcome to the official website of S. A. Bolich. Current titles are listed below.

Be sure to check out my newest releases. "Out of the Vaults" brings together 13 stories set in the Museum of the Arcane, where the objects are both powerful and clever--and not necessarily aligned with the wishes of their curator. "Delver" is the fantastic concluding volume in The Masters of the Elements series. "In Heaven's Shadow" is a blend of ghosts, magic, Civil War history, and the kind of the love that never dies. And if you're a fan of epic fantasy and science fiction, "The Mark of God" continues the saga of a royal house trying to fend off the ambitions of both unscruplous mortals and warring gods.


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Fate's arrow has touched young Alarion Aravon, setting a fearsome scar on his chest and leaving him snared in the machinations of the god Stoneshaker. But Alarion and the wild, ungovernable Thousandth God have their own ideas about how the future should shape up—and they don’t include going meekly along with anyone’s plans. Amazon
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Reviews for The Mark of God

"...an interesting read... Bolich artfully creates the world and reveals the doubts many have of religion through the eyes of a young man... rich in imagery and depth." Bookie Monster

Dr. Willoughby Thorne always wanted to work for the Smithsonian. Instead, he ended up the curator of the Museum of the Arcane, chasing restless artifacts imbued with their own ideas of their place in history. Aided by a museum staff that could kindly be called eccentric, it is Will’s duty to keep the objects from corrupting an unsuspecting public...even when the museum has other ideas!


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Reviews for Out of the Vaults

"I didn't want this to end, and you won't either. Thirteen great stories about legendary artifacts which are anything from lonely to homicidal, and the museum curator who takes care of and controls them." Amazon

"I tried to stretch this out, only two stories a day, but even then, it only lasts so long. I'm looking forward to the second reading, but treat yourself to the first run-through." Amazon


The fourth and final book of the triumphant Masters of the Elements series is now available! Our weary crew of adventurers is back where it all began, in Annam Vale, but now Earth Mother herself is restless. One Delver, haunted by his past, holds the key to finding what is wrong, but to use it, he must venture where he swore never to go again...deep underground, to the heart of the Ancient's lair.


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Reviews for Delver

"Delver starts quietly and builds steadily into a gut-wrenching climax involving all the characters you've come to love and ending the series perfectly." Goodreads

"Delver starts quietly and builds steadily into a gut-wrenching climax involving all the characters you've come to love and ending the series perfectly." Goodreads

On a planet long forgotten by Earth, two royal brothers are drawn into a war sparked by human ambition, but it is the artificial gods of Ariel whose strange power ensnares them in a greater conflict whose stakes only Fate understands. One human life is the key--only Alarion Aravon does not take kindly to being a pawn.

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Reviews for The Mask of God

"An epic struggle with some blood and gore, this book is interesting and the hardcore science fiction theme is fresh...Excellently written, well developed, this book is vivid and detailed. I cannot wait to read the next in the series." Bookie Monster

"A lost colony, artificial gods, bitterly divided humans, and lords and gods all stirring up wars to suit their own ends. Great stuff, and the characters are a lot of fun." Goodreads

Lilith’s laugh can make rainbows but even she can’t fix dead—or can she? Pa’s elixir might undo what the Yankees did to her beloved Joab, but it’s not the lure of Heaven she has to fight. It’s the neighbors.

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Reviews for In Heaven's Shadow

"...heroine Lilith...is magical, funny, and feisty. In Heaven’s Shadow has it all, love, magic, and fun!" The Pen and Muse

"...one of the loveliest, most moving stories I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down. It's filled with wonderful characters and delightful magic. I may just read it all over again I liked it so much." Goodreads

A "combination of gorgeous writing, perfect setting, and character development makes In Heaven’s Shadow a winner." Barb Taub's Thursday Lie-Dar

"Unlike anything else I've read... I could not put this book down after the first couple of pages." Amazon

"It's been a long time since I've been blown away just by the language of a new book. Lilith Stark may be only marginally literate, but her spirit speaks in poetry, tender and wonderfully sensory." Amazon



Though untrained in commanding Water, the sentient, elemental daughter of Earth Mother, cocky Neshuaas Riverborn thinks herself equal to anything the River Melth can fling at her. But when angry Melth destroys the town where her ship is docked, Nes finds herself in the company of exotic strangers bound on a grim journey to discover if Water is about to join her rebellious siblings, Wind and Fire, in attacking the Mother herself.

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Sheshan ak'Kal has sung to Wind all his life--but he never learned the eerie songs of Wind's angry sister, the Hag. And when the Hag killed his love, she killed his songs, as well. Now she is threatening the hard-won peace and fragile new love he has found with the most unlikely of women. Forced to a journey he does not want to make, Sheshan finds himself pursued by a host of evil memories and a keening, impossible note he does not want to hear...and must learn to sing, or it will kill everything he loves.

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Reviews for Windrider

"...brilliant characters and fascinating culture..." Science Fiction and Other Oddyseys

"I was given a copy of the first book in this series, and loved it so much I came looking for this one as soon as I heard it (was) out. The characters are consistent and interesting, and the world building is top-notch. The author has created a unique and consistent magic system which doesn't unbalance the rest of the society, which is no mean feat. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series." (Smashwords)

"It is a fact that many second of a series books just don't live up to the expectations of the first. Windrider is definitely not one of those books. Every bit as engrossing and hard to put down as the first, the story is rich in detail and vivid in the pictures it paints in the reader's mind... I can't wait for the next installment." (Amazon)

"This was a wonderful follow-up to the first book in this series (FIREDANCER)." (Goodreads)

"...a fine fantasy series full of engaging people in a vividly realized setting. I highly recommend it." (Goodreads)

Firedancer, a finalist for the 2013 EPIC award for fantasy, is the first, stand-alone book in the "Masters of the Elements" series. Old Man Fire, firstborn of the Earth Mother's children, has been imprisoned at the heart of the world for eons, forever crawling up thin veins of windstone in an attempt to break free and take vengeance on the Mother and the Fire Clans she created to control such incursions. But the ancient power of the Firedance seems to be failing, and Jetta ak'Kal, a Dancer tragically touched by fire, is the one tasked to find out why.

Hateful Fire, temperamental Wind, and restless Water are the living elements this series is built around. Come explore how a world survives when the very elements it depends on have their own agenda... 

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Jetta ak'Kal, once the most talented Firedancer in all the clans, is haunted by the memory of a failure that took the life of her beloved. Asked to protect a village that has never known fire, she must battle both their prejudices and her growing certainty that her enemy— the Ancient, the living, elemental fire—has learned to think. And the Dance that controls it is failing...


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Reviews for Firedancer

"If you are looking for an original, magical science fiction, then you will have to read Firedancer. Bolich brings her originality and depth into her characters." (The Pen and Muse)

"This book was nearly impossible to put down, with compelling characters and such an original concept that I was driven to discover more about this world."
(Science Fiction and Other Oddyseys)

"...marvelous fantasy adventure, outside the usual boxes."

"The story kept pulling me back to pick it [up] and read more, even when I had other things to do...Can't wait for the next book." (Amazon reviews)

"What a fascinating book! Tightly written, it dips and dives into the recesses of the mind like one of those worms in sci-fi thrillers that gets into your brain through the ear canal and then takes you over."
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"Firedancer almost caused me a sleepless night. I just had to go on reading about what happens to Jetta and the friends she finds..." (Smashwords review)

"...a really satisfying read, smoothly written, with beautiful descriptions and a main character who is fun to spend time with." (Goodreads review)

"...fascinating, poetic, and entirely convincing..." (Amazon review)

The Mystical Cat

An anthology of all things feline. This fun collection includes my story, "The Fixer." A demon hiding from Satan, a damaged Antichrist, and a cat...nothing is as straightforward as it looks, and Gabriel Luz must make a fateful decision.

"The Mystical Cat" is available in ebook format at all major outlets.

Gears and Levers

"Gears and Levers 1", the first in a series of steampunk anthologies of the same name, runs the gamut from fantasy to hard-core gadgetry. There's something for everyone here if you like the whole idea of steampunk and all its possibilities.

"Gears and Levers 1" is available in ebook format at all major outlets.