My favorite +Eric James Stone story has got to be ‘The Robot Sorcerer’ published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine show.
Now, understand: Eric James Stone is a force of purest evil. So it has always surprised me how very evocatively he writes about personal sacrifice. And not the kind of sacrifice he’s wont to perform on a dark midwinter midnight, blade in hand, and with altar’d goat. But actual, soul-redeeming sacrifice that both enlightens and empowers the reader.
The Robot Sorcerer is Stone’s best work in this vein.
This post is written in the hopes of winning his old kindle, which I’m given to understand is sheathed in leather drawn from the hides of four black kittens, four white-masked puppies, four children of prophecies-no-more, and the last centrist Democrat in the United States.
Here’s a link: