The Oikoumene – Fantasy World Map

Originally blogged on TheFallenOdyssey.com: This new map, created by author C.B. McCullough, is based on the fantasy world of The Fallen Odyssey book series and features locations mentioned in Book 1: The Fallen Odyssey (2013), and Book 2: The Fallen Aeneid (2014), new fantasy books in the young adult fiction category. Readers can attest to the fact that the Oikoumene […]

The Fallen Odyssey Soundtrack: Epic Fantasy On Spotify

Did you know The Fallen Odyssey has a soundtrack? Now available for your listening pleasure: 40 songs in a free Spotify playlist inspired by The Fallen Odyssey to enhance your reading experience. If you listen to music while you read, these Ambient, Jazz, Metal and Progressive Rock songs will create the perfect atmosphere. Featuring music by Scale The Summit, Animals As Leaders, Emerson, Lake & […]

Turning Reality Into Fantasy: Birds of Terror

During his voyage to the Galapagos Islands in 1831, Charles Darwin observed and classified finch species.  The varying attributes and behaviors of these birds led Darwin to conclude that it was not by mere serendipity that each was so well-suited to its environment and lifestyle. A narrow, sharp beak gave one species the advantage over another for boring through […]

The Downfall of Science – DNA, High-Tech Detectives and Public Ire

This text below is an excerpt from The Night Also Rises, a science-fiction/noir mystery novel in the hardboiled detective tradition, written and self-published by C.B. McCullough. Perhaps the proverbial scene of the crime conjures images of dusting for fingerprints or scanning for biological material.  Perhaps it evokes thoughts of taking blood samples or running DNA database queries. If […]