E. C. Ambrose

About me

E. C. Ambrose is the author of “The Dark Apostle” historical fantasy series about a medieval barber surgeon to start in July 2013 with Elisha Barber from DAW books. Published works include “The Romance of Ruins” in Clarkesworld, and “Custom of the Sea,” winner of the Tenebris Press Flash Fiction Contest 2012. E. C. spends too much time in a tiny office in New England with a mournful black lab lurking under the desk.

From my website

Automata of the Middle Ages

This topic is one of the interesting intersections between my medieval research and my current research into Chinese technology. Some of the earliest known automated figures are clock jacks–figures that come out and do something when a clock strikes a certain hour. On Su Sung’s astronomical clock (c. 1070 CE)…

The Fiction Reboot Presents: “Striking Research Gold” by D.B. Jackson

E. C. Ambrose:Here’s fellow historical fiction author D. B. Jackson talking about his research, in this case, into a smallpox outbreak in Colonial Boston. Seemed like just the kind of thing I should pass along. Enjoy! Originally posted on Fiction Reboot | Daily Dose: Welcome back to the Fiction Reboot…

King Edward and the Jews

One of the characters in my books who has been very well-received is Mordecai, a surgeon who begins as an antagonist and turns into Elisha’s mentor. But his presence in this world at all needs a little explanation. . .you see, the books are set in 1347, but Edward Longshanks…

 
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