I recently discovered Jonathan Coulton, one of the glories of nerd culture. I especially like “Code Monkey” and “Re: Your Brains.” Thanks, Pandora!
“And Then Some” on StarShipSofa was a fun retro noir SF story. While I didn’t buy some plot elements (for example, the self-organizing, diligent laborers in the prison camp), I was immersed in the action. I especially liked the corrupt cops.
I’m delighted to announce that my paranormal detective story, “The Man Who Heard Doughnuts,” will be published in the Coffee anthology (“Caffeinated tales of the fantastic”) edited by Alex Shvartsman and published by UFO Publishing. Look for it in late 2013.
As editor, Alex made several suggestions which greatly improved the story, and I’m grateful to him.
Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside an Enormous Sentient Slug
Running of the Robots
Un Opera nello Spazio (A Space Opera)
I just finished Paul Malmont’s 2007 novel, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril. Loads of fun. An homage to pulp history. Especially interesting to writers in its discussion of the writing process and science fiction history.