At the Foot of the Lighthouse: A Tor.Com Original

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Macmillan, May 2, 2012 - Fiction - 32 pages
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I am American. We are all Americans.

The year is 1942. A Japanese-American girl's life is turned upside down by Executive Order 9066, and she must cope with a life confined to the barbed wire of an internment camp in the Arizona desert. There, she struggles to weigh her continued loyalty to her country (which has betrayed and ostracized everyone she loves) against a closely guarded family secret that could change the course of history.

This taut and affecting story is by Erin Hoffman, a San Francisco-based video game designer whose Chaos Knight fantasy series—starting with last year's Sword of Fire and Sea and continuing with the recently released Lance of Earth and Sky—is being published by Pyr Books.



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Author and video game designer Erin Hoffman was born in San Diego and now lives with her husband, two parrots, and two dogs in northern California. She is the author of the Chaos Knight series from Pyr books, beginning with Sword of Fire and Sea, followed by Lance of Earth and Sky in April 2012 and Shield of Sea and Space in 2013.

Her video game credits include DragonRealms, Shadowbane: The Lost Kingdom, GoPets: Vacation Island, Kung Fu Panda World, and FrontierVille. She writes for the award-winning online magazine The Escapist, and has had fiction and poetry in Asimov's Science Fiction, Electric Velocipede, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. In 2004 her blog on game industry quality of life, "ea_spouse", was covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times, and is now referenced in numerous game history and corporate history studies.

Erin's games have won multiple awards and have been played by millions of kids and adults worldwide. She is multiethnic, with family names including Lee, Asakawa (yonsei), and Drake in addition to Hoffman.

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