Joseph Armstead has been published in several print magazines and online journals.  His most recent stories center  on the saga of a distant planet, home to "The Withered Land".  


At the heart of an eons-old star system, it is the Last Place in Creation. Under dual suns, one a red giant and the other a blue dwarf, it is a world of Fallen Kings, nomadic mutant tribes, alien monsters and haunted, dead cities. It is a place where Time is broken.

This is the place the Knight D'Spayr calls home and, in order, these are its stories...

1) D'Spayr, A Knight in the Withered Land
2) The Traveler in Red: Warlords of the Withered Land
3) The Withered Land, The Empire Falls: Hell's Avatar
4) The Withered Land: Dragons and Marauders
5) Mune'stahr and Pylott: Hellmarrow, a tale of The Ventriculum
6) The Withered Land, The Empire Falls: Abyssium
7) Nygeia, Princess of the Withered Land: Palace of A Thousand Devils

And coming soon:

8) D'Spayr: The Soldiers of Torment
9) Mune'stahr and Pylott: DaurkRyft, a tale of The Ventriculum

Cover art by the amazing Stefanie Saw!
Profile Background panel by by Kerem Beyit, 2006

Joseph is a computer technologist currently living in northern California.

* At Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/651517.Joseph_Armstead
* By Light Unseen Media: http://bylightunseenmedia.com/
* LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/author/armsteadjoseph
* At Internet SpecFic Database: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?134829

No part of the author's work [including summarizations, prologues and/or epilogues, individual chapters, character names and descriptions, or exclusive content] may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording/podcasting, etc., without the explicit prior permission of the author. Copyright © Joseph Armstead 2020.
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  • JoinedJuly 3, 2014



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PART THREE of the epic tale "NYGEIA, A Princess Of the Withered Land: Palace of A Thousand Devils" has just been published!  The solo adventure set among the early exploits of the enigmatic  Sorcerer...
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