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B.K. Bass

Member Since: 6 Oct, 2018


B.K. is the Production Director and Editorial Manager for Kyanite Publishing; and an author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror inspired by the pulp fiction magazines of the early 20th century and classic speculative fiction. He is a student of history with a particular focus on the ancient, classical, and medieval eras. He has a lifetime of experience with a specialization in business management and human relations and also served in the U.S. Army. When not writing or helping authors with their work, he is an avid table-top gaming geek. B.K. is owned by three cats and a Paperanian named Sassy.

Favorite Books

All kinds of classic science fiction and fantasy, stories from the old pulp magazines of the early 20th century, and anything that takes the classic tropes of medieval fantasy and puts a new spin on them.

Favorite Writers

Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Jordan, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, David Drake, John Ringo, David Weber

Favorite Games

Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Warhammer 40K, Bolt Action, Hail Caesar

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24 Jan, 2019 23:17

Thank you for adding House Exanar to your favourites.

25 Jan, 2019 21:54

You're very welcome!

18 Mar, 2019 21:34

For your world of Aetheland, do you just take influence from Germanic languages or is there a specific language/languages that you use for it?

18 Mar, 2019 21:57

The inspirations are Germanic, mostly Old English. Some of it is closely translated but there's some phonetic gymnastics to make it all a bit more readable for a modern audience. Some of the proper nouns are purely made up using phonetic combinations from Old English as well or by mashing up different words. :)

20 Mar, 2019 20:34

Interesting! for my fantasy writing, I've taken inspiration from Germanic languages, borrowing sounds and such for the names of places in certain areas. I study German, which has helped me quite a bit, and have become interested in languages like Dutch, Norwegian and Old English.

21 Mar, 2019 03:51

That's very interesting! I try to use language to give the locations and characters an instant feel of historical cultures to ground them. Depending on the setting, it might be a whole different approach. This one is probably the deepest dive into doing this for me so far.

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