Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bake

The ex-wife is from Trinidad and she bakes this unleavened bread she grew up eating. Do you know what she calls it? She calls it bake. Sometimes, instead of baking it, she fries it. Do you know what she calls it then? Sorry, folks. If you said fry, you would be wrong. She calls it fry bake. Theoretically, if she were to make dumplings, she might call it boil bake. However, it would not surprise me if she called it boil fry bake.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christie Yant In Analog!


I'm a little late to the party, but I have to tell you my awesome friend, Christie Yant, has a story in the January/February 2014 issue of Analog called This is as I Wish to be Restored. It's so short that I don't feel I can tell you about it without revealing too much, but there are extremely cold, dead people, and obsession, so that's compelling you, right? I took a while to mention this because I was waiting for a copy to come into my store and it never did. So I bought the e-version, read it, liked it, and am now telling you about it. Go get yourself a copy, paper or e, through the fiction dealer of your choice. Dig on Christie's story and, as a bonus, you'll find great stories by other authors in there too.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

All Of This Is Yours

You are Life. As long as you breathe, you are The Anti-Death. You are organized intelligence and the enemy of entropy, no matter what your place looks like.
This is your world. This is your universe. You own what you can see, what you can taste, you own what you think. Those others with money, with power, are no better. You may think they have you. They don't have you. We're all equal in a thousand years. You have you. Take yourself back.
All of this is yours, these people, this air, this palace of ideas. Enjoy. Savor. Savor. Savor.
Take it.

Play.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

E-Fluff

Hey, folks! I just uploaded a new edition of my story Fluff and Buttons on the Teddy Bear Range at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HAR5CTU

This edition features an afterword on the making of the story, including the original flash fiction version and an alternate origin version. I also improved cover design, so it's less embarrassing if a friend spies it on your e-shelf.

From the description:

Ridiculous and poignant, frightening and hopeful, Fluff and Buttons on the Teddy Bear Range tells the story of Jack, a bear with little left to live for, but driven on by hate for the dark race that lives just beyond the villages of his people. Having lain dormant for some time, the creatures have returned to feed. Jack's last hope is to protect the life of Froo Froo, the she-bear who once loved him. But Froo Froo doesn't want protection, least of all from him. Brett Alexander Savory, Co-Publisher of ChiZine Publications says of Fluff and Buttons, "This is one of the best stories I've read, period."

Please buy several copies today!

Friday, December 06, 2013

I Appear!

UPDATE: We're going to attempt to record a live episode of Beware the Hairy Mango at Big Dog. It could go horribly wrong. If you're a fan of the show, you know that would probably improve it.

I'll be at Big Dog Comics in Fort Pierce, Florida tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th, from 2 pm to 4 pm, acting all authorial and shit. It's part of an author/artist day there that runs from 1 to 8. I don't have anything to sign, but if you want to bring something in, I'll sign it, even if it's something like a set of salt and pepper shakers. I might do a little reading or two if the boss is cool with that. If you're reading this, you probably won't be in the area, but call the store and demand that I be given something nice.