By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches numbers for all manner of fascinating research at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His work has most recently appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.
“Although there are numerous other threats to Rokugan (demons to the south, bloodspeaker cults, secret societies bent on destroying the gods, undead, dark sorcerers, corrupt spirits, etc.) To Chart the Clouds focuses primarily on Clan/Imperial politics, and the friction between various factions, specifically the proud and fractious Lion Clan, the shrewd and ambitious Scorpion Clan, and the Imperial Court attempting to maintain a precarious balance.”
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