In the course of elaborating the world of his offbeat, genre-bending fiction, Robert Stikmanz has invented a language, a writing system, a fantasy divination system, and a board game. The first two novels of his future geardown fantasy cycle, The Hidden Lands of Nod, are available from Blue Moose Press. His third novel is expected from Blue Moose Press late summer of next year. An illustrator as well as an author, his deco-influence magical realist style graces the covers of his books and a growing body of graphic works. He lives in Austin, Texas.