Strings on a Shadow Puppet, reviews, interviews and trailer views

I don’t normally do two self-promotional articles back to back, but it has been a very busy month here at the Archaeologists’ Guide, and I thought it important to share the hard work of those who have found an interest in my work.

The first is this amazing book trailer by Александър Томов,

It really is humbling to have some of my favorite authors and reviewers provide me with such amazing quotes… and yes, they really did all read the thing.

Y.I. Washington’s Lessons in Sci Fi

Along similar lines, I did two interviews this month.  The first was with sci-fi author and poet, Yolanda Washington, who questioned me regarding my views on the future of humanity in her great series on Social Sciences and Science Fiction.  

For those of you who don’t know, Yolanda is an up and coming Sci-Fi author who one should really keep an eye on in the upcoming years.  Her interview was focussed on my views of human development in the future, and touched briefly upon the topic of The Traitor’s Gambit, which carries on the story of the Ripper’s Raiders ARAG crew we first met in Strings on a Shadow Puppet.  It was a lot of fun and she had some very penetrating questions on both topics.

Future War Stories Reviews Strings on a Shadow Puppet and Interviews the Author (me).  


Hey… this is the picture he uses for himself? Who am I to argue?

Of course, those of you who have been around a while know that one of my favorite Military Science Fiction sites is Future War Stories, a blog that expertly explores and explains the world of Military Science Fiction.  So, when I sent a copy of Strings on a Shadow Puppet to the editor to review, I was more than a little nervous.  After all, this guy has some of the best explorations of weaponry, units and general future war-stuff around.

So when editor and author William Bregnard not only gave me a positive review (with valid critiques), but also asked me to interview, I was more than a little excited.  Here is the link, but I will also include a quick snippet of his impression of the book.

Should You Read Strings on a Shadow Puppet?
YES! In his first venture into military science fiction, author T.L Evans expertly forges a brilliant tale of espionage, loyalty, political struggle, and military service, within a galactic setting a far future laced with incredible technology. Prepare yourself for an engrossing read in The Strings of a Shadow Puppet. This book is more than worth the $2.99 asking price on, and is one of the rare examples of sci-fi espionage that is really about the game of espionage with all of the risks and rewards involved.

So, many thanks to Alexsander, Yolanda and William for making the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 such an exciting and positive time!

About Thomas Evans

I'm a writer of mysteries, espionage, and speculative fiction. In my previous incarnation I was an archaeologist specializing in gender and identity in Iron and Bronze Age Europe. Mostly, however, I was known for my works with the use of geomatics, multiscalular spatial analysis and landscape theory within archaeology.
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