Authors in this (Fifth Anniversary)
Issue #12, "Fall–Winter 2011"
(I'm not telling you the names of the stories, so that you can enjoy discovering.)
Brendan ByrneI'm utterly delighted that my story—"The Oyster and Alice O."— accompanied by a perfect storm of photographs by Rudy Rucker, nestles amongst this unruly mob.
Justin Patrick Moore
Rudy Rucker and Paul Di Filippo
A. S. Salinas
Emily C. Skaftun
You might know Rudy Rucker as a polymath whose latest novel, the "weirdest, craziest, colorfulest book yet?" is Jim and the Flims.
But with Rucker, there's always more. He's too busy writing, teaching, exploring, artisting, and living to keep everyone informed of his daily production, so, amongst the just-outs and comings, a few snippets:
Nested Scrolls - a Writer's Life has recently been released by PS Publishing.He hasn't said, and I don't know how many others have mentioned, that he's also a handful of raisins if you happen to be a vat of water and rye. I loved feeling my brain brew, though the froth was messy. He's a great editor.
Better Worlds is a new edition of his artbook, with commentary.
See more about all sorts of his projects here.
3 personal favourite stories in this issue are:
"Xuanito", with its sly humour and my favourite photo of this issue.
"Fjaerland"—Having had an eel make its way into one of my own stories, and a Norwegian troll into another, how could I resist this?
"After the thaw"—I'm a slave to any story with the line "That sounds unpleasantly task-oriented".