(Where the F else?)
I detest plagiarism when it comes to writing fiction. But if we're talking about reality, that's a whole other story. Isn't real life, with its fever for replication, just a sort plagiarism made flesh, anyway? Watch me thus steal with impunity from my fine writer pal Christian A. Larsen (check out LOSING TOUCH. NOW), who on his blog today spoke for me and 27 other authors when he said:
"The latest publication notch in Stephen King’s belt, QUALIA NOUS, is now available in paperback from Written Backwards via Amazon.com."
I couldn't have said it better myself so I said it hisself.
It's got my story "The Angel Chaser" in it.
This beautiful 448-page anthology was edited by the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated and Neversleeping Man, Michael Bailey. It's smart sci-fi/horror.
I don't really get the distinction, personally—since everything gets worse day by day and sci-fi usually takes place in the future—then how could it not be horror fiction, really? Or did I just get too much Schopenhauer in my peanut butter this morning? Hmn. Yes . . . Don't want to be too gloomy in this post as it ill-fits what is undeniably a rousing call for ecstatic Bacchanalia. Hold on—I'm going to read a few passages from an inspirational book like Jonathan Livingston Seagull and get right back to you . . . Ok, back! And I feel more than ever that nothing could be more horrible than existence.
BUT check out this Operating/Banquet/Night Table of Contents:
- “The Jaunt” by Stephen King
- “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman Tanveer Malik
- “The Shaking Man” by Gene O’Neill
- “Dyscrasia” by Ashlee Scheuerman
- “The Rondelium Girl of Rue Marseille” by Emily Cataneo
- “The Angel Chaser” by Erik T. Johnson
- “Psychic Shock” by Ian Shoebridge
- “Peppermint Tea in Electronic Limbo” by D.J. Cockburn
- “Second Chance” by John R. Little
- “The Effigies of Tamber Square” by Jon Michael Kelley
- “Shades of Naught” by Lori Michelle
- “The Price of Faces” by James Chambers
- “Simulacrum” by Jason V. Brock
- “Shutdown” & “Tomorrow’s Femme” (poetry) by Marge Simon
- “Lead Me to Multiplicity” by Peter Hagelslag
- “Cataldo’s Copy” by Christian A. Larsen
- “The Neighborhood Has a Barbecue” by Max Booth III
- “The Jenny Store” by Richard Thomas
- “Night Guard” by Erinn L. Kemper
- “A New Man” by William F. Nolan
- “Voyeur” by John Everson
- “Kilroy Wasn’t There” by Pat R. Steiner
- “In the Nothing-Space, I Am What You Made Me” by Paul Anderson
- “Dura Matter” by Lucy A. Snyder
- “Ruminations” by Rena Mason
- “Good and Faithful Servant” by Thomas F. Monteleone
- “Twelve Kilos” by Patrick Freivald
- “Breathe You In Me” by Mason Ian Bundschuh
- “18P37-C, After Andrea Was Arrested” by Elizabeth Massie
- “No Fixed Address” by Gary A. Braunbeck
Click here to order QUALIA NOUS, the latest anthology from Michael Bailey … and if you enjoy it as much as I think you will, you might also consider CHIRAL MAD, and CHIRAL MAD 2 (if you have any brains you won't even need the time to consider, you'll act—you're the kind of pro-active go-getter who senses opportunity and goes for it without wasting precious seconds on thought--Yes Add to Cart she said, Add to Cart yes Add to Cart yes Add to Cart yes yesyesyes) anthologies from Written Backwards (And did you check out LOSING TOUCH yet? Pah.)