In writing "The Journals of Simon Pariah", I make reference to a lot of work by other writers, artists and thinkers.  Aside from the various influences on my work, there are quite a few quite a few others from whom I draw directly, and to whom I am greatly indebted.  Here, as well as in the books, I will credit as many of these influences and providers of source material as possible.  Where possible, I will provide links to their websites or to sites that I find to be very good ones about these people or their work.  Through this, I hope that you will discover something good: a new author, a new artist, a good book or website.  There is a lot of good material out there worth the time, and this page is my way of attempting to introduce you to some of it.

You're welcome.

12 July, 2002

In a recent hard drive crash, much of the bibliography for this story was lost, especially as much of it was information culled from websites. However, the following items remain clear influences:

29 May, 2002

"Dust and Bones"

31 July, 2001

"Hounds of the Forest"

  • "The Survival of Scotland" by Eric Linklater
  • "A Guide to the Gods", compiled by Richard Carlyon.
  • "Celtic Lore" by Ward Rutherford.
  • "Celtic Myth and Legend" by Charles Squire
  • "Braveheart", film directed by and starring Mel Gibson, based on the Scottish rebel William Wallace, as well as the superb soundtrack to the same by James Horner.
  • "Slaine the King", graphic novel trilogy by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley.
  • 10 May, 2001

    "God of the Cave"

  • This issue's cover was taken from a photograph of Rhodian's "The Lacoon" found in "Sculpture of the World" A History" by Sheldon Cheney.
  • "Immortal Longings" was taken from the lyrics by Jake Solomon, copyright 1996, reprinted by permission of the author. See the link on my front page to his site or to hear the song.

    Inspiration was taken from the following sources:
  • "Conan of the Isles" by Robert E. Howard (as well as all of the original Conan and Solomon Kane stories by Howard).
  • "Conan the Barbarian" #'s 1-150 and "Savage Sword of Conan" #'s 1-100 from Marvel Comics.
  • "The Second Book of Robert E. Howard" edited by Glenn Lord.  For a taste of Robert E. Howard's writing, visit the Robert E. Howard Archive.
  • "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the text of which can be found online here.
  • "Xanadu", song written and performed by "Rush" (musical adaptation of the above poem).

  • 6 March, 2001

    I suppose, to be fair, my first additions to this page should be to acknowledge those people and/or companies who helped me create this page.  The following are a list of programs and websites whose resources were tapped to create this site in its current incarnation:

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