Archive for June, 2007
Random day #2! Whoo hoo! Happy Thursday.
This is a story I actually submitted to… hrm. Many, many magazines, back in the late nineties. Most were simply uninterested. One, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, was interested — or so the rejection letter claimed — but they’d bought a story with almost the same premise less than three weeks before. (A story I now assume was written by Mike Resnick, as I’ve seen reference to a story of his from that era that sounds a lot like this one.)
I’ve thought about updating it (and correcting a few dumb medical errors) and resubmitting it places, but meh.
Technically, this would be a Justice Wing story, though it’s as much Superguy as anything else.
Enjoy “On Call.”
It’s Storytelling day, and so here’s a story for you, the kids at home. It’s the first of my short Gossamer Reflections stories.
The laws of Gossamer Commons are universal ones, and they’re harsh. Here’s a brief story on that theme. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to the first “Random” day on the schedule. Today we have part one of a cheerful short story entitled “Interviewing Leather.”
Some artists have blue periods. Some poets have sonnet sequences. I? Write stories about superheroes. It’s this thing I do. And this one is relatively high concept, though God knows where I could sell it. The basic idea is “what if Rolling Stone sent a reporter to interview a B-list supervillain.”
This is part one because the story isn’t finished, and maybe when I run out of parts I’ll finish it. We’ll see. I don’t promise a regular update schedule, though.
You’ll notice (if you care) that the categories include ‘Justice Wing.’ I’ve been building up a self-contained world I can write superheroesque stories in for some time. Apparently for my own amusement, because Kavalier and Clay aside there isn’t exactly a burgeoning market for these things. Damn Superguy for scarring me.
Some of the language isn’t all that kid-friendly. But then, I do have a mature readers warning on the site. Enjoy!
This is the first post in the Mythology of the Modern World: an encyclopedia of things unseen in modern day society.
Or “look, in today’s society, the nymphs and sirens who once wielded allure and song to draw sailors to their doom have cell phones and the internet like all the rest of us do. What makes you think the old ways apply.”
Today, we discuss the fundamental underpinnings of the universe. Also, we discuss coffee.
This is a prologue I wrote for Theftworld, a novel in progress in my “Imperial Space” setting. Most of the chapters of Theftworld are going to be locked, as it’s a draft with an eye to publication, but after I got well into the novel proper I decided I neither needed nor wanted the prologue at the beginning.
For the record, the prologue takes place a full twelve hundred years before the novel itself. Ah, grand space opera.