Hi, my name is David Barr Kirtley, and I'm an author. My short fiction appears in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy and Weird Tales, in anthologies such as Fantasy: The Best of the Year, New Voices in Science Fiction, and The Living Dead, and on podcasts such as Escape Pod and Pseudopod.
I also draw a bit, as you can see.
It's always a big thrill for me to get fan art for one of my stories. (One terrific example is Jandan's illustration for my short story "The Skull-Faced Boy," which is how I found out about deviantART. See it here: http://songficcer.deviantart.com/art/The-Skull-Faced-Boy-134898691) If anyone on this site wants to do a pi
You're welcome! It really is a terrific piece, one of the best I've ever seen at capturing the pure feel of Book of the New Sun -- the surreal, dreamlike ambience, the sense of timelessness and countless layers of forgotten history, the mournful, elegiac quality, the coldness and alieness. And the details are all correct too -- the terraformed moon, the stars visible by day, the derelict starships used as towers. Great stuff.