Joshua Young

Hmm, well... I hate doing these things. Heh, ok, I'm an 'amateur' fantasy and SF novelist, hoping to go proffesional in the next few years- So out of all the comments I may get, constructive criticism is most welcome. (Please note the word 'Constructive' before 'Criticism'.) What do I write? High Fantasy and dark 'Techno-militaristic' science fiction (Like Babylon 5) for the most part. Major influences on my writing include David Eddings, Kate Elliot, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, and various animes, such as Record of Lodoss War, Rurouni Kenshin, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. I'm usually inspired by these works to go write more... Also, really good fantasy art inspires me. Oh, I write some poetry, too... It's not neccesarily my forte, but.... Ceste la vie. Or however that's spelled. Updates: 04/01/01: New 'chunk' of a story up. Any feedback would be very much appreciated. 02/11/01: I am still working on The Guardians, in case you're wondering... but I lost my progress to the villian named 'Format C:' and I backed up the wrong files... Blah.. But work begins anew!


It's just the beginning... and normally I wouldn't but something this unfinished up here (At least the Guardians Prologue is a whole section.) but I'm looking for some feedback to see if this is in anyway understandable. This story takes place in the same world as a manga I'm working on with a friend- a solar system in which the sun has shrunk and the Earth is dead, and the remanents of humanity hide away inside 'ARKS', which are part of the orbital ring mentioned here.... Anyway..... Yes, The main character is female, and yes, she is 1500 years old.

The Guardians: Prologue

Ok, this is obviously the Prologue for something... in this case, my fantasy novel. Hopefully, this is self-explanatory enough that I don't have to explain anything... Except... the good guys don't use magic in this world. Ever.

Heart's Blood

Like I said, I've been known to write poetry... This particular piece is either about girls or vampires. Or both. Take your pick. It may work its way into one of my novels.