The Mage 20th Anniversary Edition anthology Truth Beyond Paradox just dropped and it is already a big hit.

No surprise to me. Mage, Vampire and the rest of the World of Darkness franchise is HUGE and wildly popular.

Mage has long been one of my favorite tabletop role playing games (In my top 3, actually), so I was elated when editor Phil Brucato asked if I would like to write a story for the anthology. Inspired, I penned “Famished Road, a story about three friends who go on a road trip to cheer up one who is going through a divorce. Along the way, they encounter supernatural beings, rednecks and powerful African magic.

All the stories in this anthology are excellent. If you are a fan of the World of Darkness, role playing games, Urban Fantasy, speculative fiction, me, or just a great read, get this book!

You can pick up your copy at Drive Thru Fiction.

Truth 1

About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at

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  1. Fujimoto says:

    That’s really cool! I’ll have to give this a read sometime.

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