"To be all that we are, and to become all that we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." ~RL Stevenson
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." ~Edgar Allan Poe
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." ~Albert Einstein
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
"I think I'll put some mountains here. Otherwise, what will the characters have to fall off of?" ~Laurie Anderson
"You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance." ~Ray Bradbury
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." ~Richard Bach
"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'One word at a time.'" ~Stephen King
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~Scott Adams
"Not all of me is dust. Inside my song, safe from the worm, my spirit will survive." ~Aleksandr Pushkin
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx

Illusions of Victory

In his eighth novel overall, and fifth in the BattleTech property, Loren L. Coleman visits Solaris VII, the Game World, where entertainment is king, money is power, and MechWarriors from every corner of the Inner Sphere come to make a name for themselves in the ultimate sporting event.

Michael Searcy has worked his way up the ranking on Solaris VII, becoming a valued commodity in the games. He plays the angles, and can put on a show as well as a good fight. But now, the ancient grudges pitting warriors against each other have spilled out of the arena–moving into the streets in all-out war.