April 23rd, 2007

spring

Technostains and all

I've stuck Acquainted with the Night up on my site. It had originally appeared online, but the magazine, Feral Fiction, is defunct. It is a very short superhero story, written pre-Clarion West.

And in looking at my list, I've already a lot of stuff elsewhere online, so here are some pointers to stuff I particularly like:

Niobe in the Seattle Rain - http://darkrecesses.com/DarkRecessesIssue7.pdf
Foam on the Water - http://www.strangehorizons.com/2007/20070219/foam-f.shtml
Ten New Metaphors for Cyberspace - http://www.abyssandapex.com/200701-tencyberspace.html
Magnificent Pigs - http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20061127/pigs-f.shtml
Dead Girl's Wedding March - http://fantasymagazine.blogspot.com/2006/12/fiction-dead-girls-wedding-march.html
The Accordion - http://home.sprynet.com/~awhit/rambo.htm
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Good stuff!

There is ALL SORTS of good stuff going up on the ipstpcommunity, including some entire novels. Worth checking out. I'm saving it for my afternoon break for now - time to slug down the mondo latte from Jitters, the best-named coffee hut around, and wrestle with the novel. Right now I'm trying to figure out the order of things - there's three main POVs, one of whom is confined to epistolatory style, and then a lot of one-shot material, like a brief excerpt from a play and a listing of the best chal-shops in Tabat, and I'm not sure where many bits should go.

And I apologize - I had misread the F&SF column and didn't realize it wasn't actually the first time they were doing something web-only. I do maintain that the column was a bad choice when selecting something designed to show off the magazine and make readers think they want to subscribe. If it had been something like a new Bisson story, the charge for a new subscription would already be showing up on my credit card bill.
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Nifty!

They've found a fossilized forest in Illinois.

The largest ever found, the fossil forest covers an area of about 40 square miles, or nearly the size of San Francisco. This ancient assemblage of flora is thought to be one of the first rainforests on Earth, emerging during the Upper Carboniferous, or Pennsylvanian, time period that extended from about 310 million to 290 million years ago.
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