October 27th, 2006


Very Short Stories

(Ganked from whodini?)

Wired Magazine – We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves. Dozens of our favorite auteurs put their words to paper, and five master graphic designers took them to the drawing board. Sure, Arthur C. Clarke refused to trim his ("God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist."), but the rest are concise masterpieces.

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Rocky Horror

Random Rocky Reference

Yesterday, while re-reading Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management,¹ I noticed something which I hadn't before. The introduction to the book was written by John Ringo,² an author I've been reading a lot of lately.³ In the introduction, Ringo tells how he met Schlock's creator, Howard Tayler, at a sci-fi convention … a convention where he, John Ringo, played Riff Raff in Rocky Horror.

¹For those of you too lazy to click on the links, it's a print collection of a popular webcomic – what you would call a "graphic novel", if you wanted my wife to snort derisively at you.
²"Hey, John Ringo, where's Paul George?" "I hate when people ask me that."
³He ranges from fantasy to moderately-hard SF.