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The Top 12 Black Gate Fiction Posts in December

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

whoremaster of pald 4December was only our third month offering original online fiction, and once again I was very pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic response from you, our readers. Our Black Gate Online Fiction line has quickly become one of the most popular sections of the blog.

The Top Twelve stories in December were:

  1. The Trade,” by Mark Rigney
  2. The Whoremaster of Pald,” by Harry Connolly
  3. An Excerpt from The Bones of the Old Ones, by Howard Andrew Jones
  4. The Poison Well,” by Judith Berman
  5. The Renunciation of the Crimes of Gharad the Undying,” by Alex Kreis
  6. The Moonstones of Sor Lunaru,” by Joe Bonadonna
  7. A Phoenix in Darkness,” by Donald S. Crankshaw
  8. Godmother Llizard,” by C.S.E. Cooney
  9. Awakening,” by Judith Berman
  10. The Duelist,” by Jason Thummel
  11. An Excerpt from Seven Kings, by John R. Fultz
  12. The Tea-Maker’s Task,” by Aaron Bradford Starr

The complete catalog of Black Gate Online Fiction, including stories by E.E. Knight, Gregory Bierly, Dave Gross, and others, is here. The most popular Black Gate fiction in November is here.

Art for “The Whoremaster of Pald” by Chris Pepper.

We’ve got plenty more fiction in the coming months, so stay tuned!


  1. Once again, I want to thank everyone who’s read and commented on “The Moonstones of Sor Lunarum,” and for putting it in the Top 12. And it’s an honor to be on the same list with so many wonderful authors, too!!!

    Comment by Joe Bonadonna - January 31, 2013 2:47 pm

  2. Thanks Joe! Nice to see a story from 2011 make the top dozen. :)

    Comment by John ONeill - January 31, 2013 2:50 pm

  3. […] The complete catalog of Black Gate Online Fiction, including stories by Mark Rigney, C.S.E. Cooney, Vaughn Heppner, E.E. Knight, Jason E. Thummel, Judith Berman, Howard Andrew Jones, Dave Gross, Harry Connolly, and others, is here. The most popular Black Gate fiction from December is here. […]

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