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Summer Sale!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Fool’s Gold and Tunnel Vision are now on sale at the eTreasures website.  The prices are much better than on any other website.  This is a great
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opportunity to pick up two great books to read this summer.  Hot weather and laughter just seem to go together somehow.  Take advantage of this deal.  You don’t know how long the sale will last.

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Fool’s Gold Interview

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
On 2/10/10 I had an interview with Nanci Arvizu on Blog Talk Radio to discuss

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my novel Fool’s Gold.  You can listen or download it to hear later at this site or click on the link below

Fool’s Gold: A finalist!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Fool’s Gold was a finalist for best novel of the year in the scifi/fantasy category on the Readers Favorites site.

The five-star review reads in part:

Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is the retelling of the ancient myth of the Rhinegold with a unique twist. Quense’s version takes place in a dark future after society as we know it has been destroyed by hostilities, pestilence and contamination. This novella is filled with aliens, primeval supernatural beings, beautiful Norse goddess, out-of-date conquerors, scheming aristocracy, treachery, insatiabi

Fool’s Gold gets 5-Star Review

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is the retelling of the ancient myth of the Rhinegold with a unique twist. Quense’s version takes place in a dark future after society as we know it has been destroyed by hostilities, pestilence and contamination. This novella is filled with aliens, primeval

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supernatural beings, beautiful Norse goddess, out-of-date conquerors, scheming aristocracy, treachery, insatiability, incest, a mysterious gold hoard.

I found this story unique. Quense is a master at satire. However, the story does not always flow smoothly. I felt it lost focus in a few places. The descriptions are fantastic. The characters are forceful. Fans of Sci-Fi will love Fool’s Gold.
5-stars (out of 5)

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Fool’s Gold review

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
From The Fix: By Z. S. Adani

Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is a novella that blends space opera, Cthulhu mythos, and Norse mythology with a satiric flavor.

I found Brunhilde, with her mortal desires, easy to identify with. Fool’s Gold is essentially Brunhilde’s story, although this only becomes evident at the end.

The themes of mortality and love explored here are not new, but there’s enough deviation from the tropes on which the novella is founded upon, along with the satiric elements, to make this piece fresh. I found Fool’s Gold to be an entertaining adventure.

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Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is a novella that blends space opera, Cthulhu mythos, and Norse mythology with a satiric flavor.
I found Brunhilde, with her mortal desires, easy to identify with. Fool’s Gold is essentially Brunhilde’s story, although this only becomes evident at the end.
The themes of mortality and love explored here are not new, but there’s enough deviation from the tropes on which the novella is founded upon, along with the satiric elements, to make this piece fresh. I found Fool’s Gold to be an entertaining adventure.
Read the entire review hereThe Fix: By Z. S. Adani
Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is a novella that blends space opera, Cthulhu mythos, and Norse mythology with a satiric flavor.
I found Brunhilde, with her mortal desires, easy to identify with. Fool’s Gold is essentially Brunhilde’s story, although this only becomes evident at the end.
The themes of mortality and love explored here are not new, but there’s enough deviation from the tropes on which the novella is founded upon, along with the satiric elements, to make this piece fresh. I found Fool’s Gold to be an entertaining adventure.
Read the entire review hereThe Fix: By Z. S. Adani
Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is a novella that blends space opera, Cthulhu mythos, and Norse mythology with a satiric flavor.
I found Brunhilde, with her mortal desires, easy to identify with. Fool’s Gold is essentially Brunhilde’s story, although this only becomes evident at the end.
The themes of mortality and love explored here are not new, but there’s enough deviation from the tropes on which the novella is founded upon, along with the satiric elements, to make this piece fresh. I found Fool’s Gold to be an entertaining adventureFrom The Fix: By Z. S. Adani
Fool’s Gold by Hank Quense is a novella that blends space opera, Cthulhu mythos, and Norse mythology with a satiric flavor.
I found Brunhilde, with her mortal desires, easy to identify with. Fool’s Gold is essentially Brunhilde’s story, although this only becomes evident at the end.
The themes of mortality and love explored here are not new, but there’s enough deviation from the tropes on which the novella is founded upon, along with the satiric elements, to make this piece fresh. I found Fool’s Gold to be an entertaining adventure.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Background: Civilization on Earth, devastated by wars, diseases and pollution, has been thrown back into the Dark Ages.  Alberich, a scrawny alien exiled from his home in the Niebelung System, found the Rhinegold, a magical horde, and, being a computer genius, created the Chip and the Helm.  These artifacts have immense powers.  Fafner, a huge, squid-like alien from Zaftan 31B, stole the artifacts.  For years, Alberich has plotted revenge and the  recovery of the artifacts.  Now he is about to attempt it.

Alberich panted from the exertion of hauling the remote

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device and a portable fusion power pack up a hill near

Fafner’s home.  He collapsed on the ground to catch his

breath.  After resting for a few minutes, he peeked over the

crest.  From his vantage point he could see Fafner sunning

himself on the steps of his home.  He grinned.  Fafner

made a perfect target.

Fafner’s house seemed to be some sort of small public

building made of whitewashed brick.  Alberich puzzled over

why the mortals brought food and drink and placed it

outside Fafner’s home.

After an hour of waiting, Fafner reached into a leather

sack and took out the Helm.

Alberich sucked in air.  This was what he had waited for.

Fafner wiped the back of his head and plopped the

Helm on it.

Alberich’s hands shook so much from excitement that

he had trouble plugging the remote into the power pack.

After a few attempts, he made the connection, turned it on

and waited impatiently for the remote to warm up.  Finally,

the status light turned green.  He aimed the remote at

Fafner’s doorway and punched the firing button.  The

remote buzzed and vibrated.  Alberich kept it pointed at

Fafner.

For a moment, nothing happened.  Then Fafner

stiffened.  His eye stalks flopped around in various

directions.  His eyeballs rotated wildly; left, right, up, down.

A moaning sound came from Fafner’s beak.  His tentacles

twitched.

Alberich pushed the intensity slider up a notch.  He

laughed out loud as Fafner responded to the power

change.  Revenge was as great as it was reported to be.

Sparks flew around Fafner’s head.  His twitching

became convulsive.  His eyeballs gyrated at higher speed.

Smoke leaked out from under the Helm.

Alberich responded to the joyful scene by pushing the

slider to full intensity.

Fafner’s slime around the Helm burst into flame.

The remote exploded, stunning Alberich.

Fafner finally moved.  He leaped up and quick-slithered

towards the bank of the Rhine River trailed by a cloud of

blue-green smoke.


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