Thursday, February 4, 2010
Luckily, spec-fic is opening up, and more/different voices are getting involved. I just finished N.K. Jemisin's "The Effluent Engine," written as part of the A Story for Haiti fundraising effort, and it's an engaging piece of steampunk that diverges from that genre's usual Dickensian Britishness. As a teaser, the passage “…everyone got what they wanted, trading ’round and ’round, a graceful waltz — only occasionally devolving into a knife-fight” reminds me very much of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video. Give it a read.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I wrote a short story called "Damn Lights" for my International Fiction class last spring, and someone - specifically The Nautilus Engine - was nice enough to publish it. It's up as of today, so click on the link to read it. They put together a sweet title picture for my story, too, so kudos to them for that.
Monday, February 1, 2010
But just in case you don't feel like reading my explanations, here are the links. In case we bring this blog up in class, we'll eat up less time this way. But if you do want to read them, click the "read more" link and feel free to slap me on the back and tell me what a wise and insightful young turk I am when you're done. Lie, if you must.