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Home of author, Marshall L'Amour, creator of the world of Aeva and its chronicles in the Children of Cataclysm series.


  1. Adventures in Content Curation pt.3: Futurismo

    This one is very dear to me and perhaps among the first topics which compelled me to begin to demarcate my content sharing activities by topic. The very act of scouring for every shred of material which might accurately hint at things to come magnified my interest and reasons for doing so. In some ways, it is the futurist impulse itself which drives my efforts at broadly gauging what trends and possibilities might define our future as well as to evangelize upon whatsoever proves most compelling, and, in doing so, hopefully promote a greater and more thoughtful application of foresight. To this end have I sought to conduct what I characterize as a survey of future paradigms, both forthcoming or hypothetical under the title of Futurismo. …


  2. Adventures in Content Curation pt.2: gunMetal

    This feature is certainly lighter fare than the last, but it just so happens to share some minor elements–particularly regarding an interest in the future of warfare. gunMetal is the term that I use in regard to those elements of a science fiction’s themes which suggests a genuine interest in the function and appearance of military hardware and structure; including its purpose in expressing the spirit of the work in which it is featured. Where this differs from the subgenre of military sci-fi is that, often, works within the genre may not convey such themes, and works that do feature such themes do not always fit the genre. This is merely a survey of military themes and aesthetics as they feature prominently in science fiction. …


  3. Adventures in Content Curation pt.1: 武

    I wanted to feature and elaborate on the nature of a particular endeavor of curation I had undertaken some time back. Under the title of , the Japanese kanji most commonly read as bu or warlike, this is a survey of the practice, culture, and implications of martiality. This not only features an appreciation for the heights valor, skill, and even engineering in the area of warfare but also the depths of despair in its wake and the dangerous cost of militancy run amok. It also attempts to wrangle the prospects of the future of warfare, whether in regard to technological paradigms or the potential for further outbreaks of strife and conflict. …


  4. Launching the "Sons of Exile" Serial

    The day has finally come that I begin to lay bare the foundational work of my epic literary series, Children of Cataclysm. The series’ conception dates back further in my life than I can say, but the literary genesis of it goes back to 2006 when I first penned the original Genesis of Aeva–the unpublished antecedent to my world at large, as the title suggests. The last ten years since have been spent in honing the ideas established in and through the Genesis, with a complete short-story penned between 2013 and 2014 as well as endless notes, outlines, and false starts as far back as 2012–false starts of what was then and is now, Sons of Exile. …


  5. Welcome

    Welcome to the home of the Children of Cataclysm series and its author, myself, Marshall L’Amour. While this site is primarily my author “front page,” I will also use it for longer form updates and projects surrounding my epic literary series. I hope also to explore various unrelated topics through aphorism and essay—primarily elucidating the overarching concept of Xenanthropy, pervasive in all of my various undertakings. …