Welcome to the Colfax Den!

Come, come good friend to A House of Woe and Savagery!

(Okay, not really…it’s just the blog of James Young, Slinger of Tales.)

From here you can do several things, in no particular order:

Braking manoeuvre    Join the mailing list, where I promise not to spam you with random things but will also inform you of my convention schedule.


Read the blog, to include a series of essays on air combat, naval warfare, and independent publishing.   

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Check out a sample chapter from either my alternate history or sci-fi universes.

Or listen to music created for my universes. That’s right, we’ve got music up in here.

(Expectation management–it’s not the Top 40, but it’s darn good filk courtesy of Dan The Bard with images from Mechmaster UK.)

The Spartan War Song from An Unproven Concept:

Then there’s the song about Obstinate Otters from Aries’ Red Sky:

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   But regardless if you’re here for the blog, the music, or Google is crazy, please, please, make yourself at home on the website.  Check some stuff out using the categories on the left (or the drop down menu if you’re on a mobile device).  If you see something you want to buy in one of the posts, check out the shop link at the top of the page. Odds are I’ll have it there, and I’m happy to ship it from my Square Shop.

   Alternatively, if you’d like to provide general support, click on the “Amazon Affiliate” link at the top of the page, bookmark it, and just use it anytime you’re shopping on Amazon. It’s free to you and, hey, next time you’re buying Aunt Lucy that big screen TV I’ll get a small slice of it courtesy of Jeff Bezos.