Gristlers! July is starting off in epic fashion. Epic as in atmospheric steampunk war story featuring killer cyborg monkeys on an airship. Yes, people, my story “A Song of Home, the Organ Grinds” is finally out in the latest issue of Lightspeed! And they really gave the story and yours truly the royal treatment. Lightspeed made the story this month’s feature and the issue’s cover art, illustrated by the very talented Saleha Chowdhury, is derived from the story. They also podcasted the story, which makes for the second time a story of mine’s been narrated. It’s pretty cool hearing your words spoken back to you, and Stefan Rudnicki did a wonderful job creating atmosphere and also has a real knack for sound effects… he has a killer killer monkey impression!
Lightspeed didn’t stop there. They also gave me an Author Spotlight interview, where Gordon White asks me how I came up with this story and some of the aspects and psychology of the characters and their motivations. It’s definitely worth checking out after you read the story and want to know the behind the scenes. You guys will never guess how this idea of attack monkeys spawned.
Lotta links, right? Ok, let’s recap.
Want to read the story? Click here.
Want to listen to it instead? Click here.
Want to know why the monkeys straight from the source? Click here.
And as always, feel free to come back to the gristle and let me know what you thought about this or anything else. Happy July folks!
Hello small yet growing fan base and the random theoretical folks that somehow wondered onto my site! Those of you who belong to the latter group may not know, my latest flash story Settling Beef debuted today over at Daily Science Fiction. This marks my first new story published this year, with a bunch more coming (I actually guarantee this)!
The fallow year is over folks. In 2016 I’ve settled that beef! To those who are fresh and new to the site, welcome. That welcome comes with a smile that you can’t really see on your end of the Internet. It also comes with a recommendation that if you liked Settling Beef then you should definitely check out Saviors, also at DSF.
In much related news, my friend, peer, and overall stand up guy Anatoly Belilovsky (seriously check out his Kulturkampf, text or audio!) sent me a video to commemorate this latest story. It was too awesome not to share with you all!
I hope everybody had a great Christmas. I got the deluxe shaving set as my flagship gift and I was beyond stoked! No more of this!
No more of this!
I just wanted to remind you all that my novelette Dialogues with Talking Heads is still free. Get it today because tomorrow the price becomes an actual price! So grab it, read it, rate it, review it! Today even! And I’ll see you all in the next year.
As a way of thanking you all for subscribing and hanging out with me, I’m giving away my novelette “Dialogues with Talking Heads” starting on Christmas until December 29th. What that means is after the sheer unadulterated joy of tearing open packages from people you love and thanking them profusely for getting you exactly what you wanted, and the heady thrill of Christmas morning starts to wind down, go on out to Amazon and download “Dialogues” for free.
If you like it… tell me so! Either here on my blog or on Amazon (where you can rate it too!). In the meanwhile, I hope you guys are having a Merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate, I hope you have a day off or something going down tomorrow that brings some unexpected joy. If nothing else, you’ve got 5 days to go get yourself a free e-novelette, starting tomorrow!