comments fixed

It turns out you had to have a blogger account to comment here. I can't think that that was my doing. Probably something automatic, part of blogger trying to take over the world or something. I don't know. But I fixed it. So if you've been just dying to tell me something, now you can.

Lucky you.


q: how excited am i?

A: very.

I have just been published for the very first time.

Which may mean little to you, but it means a lot to me.

My story "The Histories of Now" is now freely available in issue 5 (part 1) of "Behind the Wainscot."

The issue is dedicated to Paul Jessup's invention: Post-Industrial Fantasy, which he talks about in the issue.

There's some really cool author's there who I admire just a ridiculous amount: Cat Valente and Ekaterina Sedia. It's very kind of Mr Jessup to put me up in such awesome company. So I'm really honoured about that.

"Behind the Wainscot" is also WAY cool, and is an offshoot of the equally cool "Farrago's Wainscot." I've culled a little bit from their site to give you, dear reader, an idea of what the hell it's all about:

Farrago's Wainscot is an exhibition of weird, strange, bizarre, interstitial, or otherwise liminal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and experimental forms.

Behind the Wainscot is a companion blogozine to the larger Wainscot exhibition, exploring similar ideas in smaller, more fragmentary segments.


the next big thing

Well... for me, I'm not sure about you.

Paul Jessup and I will are working on creating an excited little melting pot of steampunkery and post-apocalyptic sci-fi. Everything is early stages at this point, lots of random thoughts, odd combinations of like interests, surfing the web for everything we can that's just damn cool (like this post up at Urban Decay).

It's really exciting to be working with Paul. Not only does he run GrendelSong, which is rocking, not only did he invent post-industrial fantasy, not only is he publishing my story "The Histories of Now" (btw - boo-yah!), but he's also a fantastic writer. Check out the links on his site for free fiction and also grab PostScripts 12 when it comes out, because he's in that too. The man is a dynamo of creativity.

Anyway, enough hyperbole! Back to discussing how cool mechs are.