DW Brownlaw, author



DW Brownlaw is the pen name of Douglas Brown, who retired from the software industry in 2017. He is now a part-time actor and the author of science fantasy series 'The Metaverse'.


About The Metaverse

The Metaverse is the name of a series of stories written by DW Brownlaw. It is also the fictional universe setting in which all the stories in this series take place.

For more information, see

The Metaverse FAQs

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Short stories

Short stories & novellas from The Metaverse, free to read...

Tales from The Metaverse

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News and progress on The Metaverse


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The random musings of DW Brownlaw, author.


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Latest News (summary)

Image of the tunnel ahead. Originally: a detail from from 'Hawaian Lava Tube' by Dave Bunnell on Wikimedia Commons.
A detail from from 'Hawaian Lava Tube' by Dave Bunnell on Wikimedia Commons.

Here Be Dragons, Episode 5, is released

Tunnel & Temptation

Prentyse quizzes Zubin about dragon lairs and recieves a suggestion which is as surprising as it is wondrous. But, and there's always a 'but' in Waldemarian politics, what is really going on?

This episode of Here Be Dragons, by DW Brownlaw, is available free-to-read right now, here.

To catch up with past episodes, start here.

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