Special Delivery

In Shotgun Honey, my short story “Special Delivery.” Breaking out of prison is one thing; breaking into one is quite another…

Available imminently: Issue Four of Satellite magazine, featuring my essay on the destruction of 5Pointz. Also includes a few photos by yours truly, of the graffiti mecca before it was transformed (in a cloud of dust and fury of construction) into yet another soulless condo…

On Dice Insights: Tales of Google’s unusual job-applications process, and why Facebook’s new M digital-assistant might freak out app developers…

‘Carrier Pigeon’ and The Valley

In the latest issue of CARRIER PIGEON: Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art (Vol. 4, Issue 2), my short story “The Coriolis Effect,” with illustrations by Craig Shannon:

“Backward one minute to Ricky Fitz placing that bullet on his outstretched tongue in a parody of Communion, making sure the girls hanging out their apartment windows could see his act of sacrilege, before spitting it into his palm, wiping it on his shirt, and loading it into the last empty chamber of the .38 revolver stolen from beneath his parents’ bed…”

Also of note, a poem, “Kingpins,” in the latest issue of Newtown Literary; and a short story, “The Valley,” in Cleaver Magazine Issue 10.  A little doom and gloom for summer…

Chipping Off the Old Block

The annual Shotgun Honey anthology is out in paperback and Kindle, featuring my short story “Chipping Off the Old Block.” Check it out for a hefty dose of good old-fashioned mayhem and murder; stick around for 24 other great crime-fiction stories.

Over on Dice News, my story about the recent Yahoo layoffs (CEO Marissa Mayer made the mistake of referring to them as a “remix”) was picked up by Business Insider and BoingBoing; the latter piece, by Cory Doctorow, rather picturesquely refers to corporations as “immortal, transhuman artificial life-forms and humans are their gut flora.” Never a dull moment around here, kids.

Sandhogs

In this quarter’s North American Review: “Sandhogs,” a poem about life underground; in an accompanying blog post on the NAR’s Website, I talk about the poem’s background (with illustrations by Anthony Tremmaglia).

And over at Dice News: What it took for SFX experts to animate Chappie, the eponymous robot of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film (spoiler alert: a lot of processing power).

A Brief Update

‘allo, droogs: It’s been awhile.

In the winter issue of The Adirondack Review: my poem, “Elvis Presley Retires.” Over at Cleaver Magazine, there’s also my short (short) story, “Little Orestes.” Revenge, rebirth, murder, and similarly lighthearted stuff.

On Dice News: articles questioning whether the shortage in tech professionals really exists; what your car will look like in 2030 or thereabouts; and a bit about Obama’s immigration overhaul.

More soon, I promise.

Sales! Flappy Birds! Tsunamis!

Flappy Bird

In Cleaver Magazine, a new piece of flash fiction: “The Great Wave Carries You Forward.” Death, reincarnation, Hokusai woodcuts.

This week only: my latest collection of short stories, Afterworld, is on sale. (Which means: post-apocalyptic adventure and zombie comedy for a low, low price.)

On Slashdot: more Bitcoin “bank robberies,” Facebook just bought a drone-manufacturing firm, tips on not becoming a Glasshole, and the enduring mystery of Flappy Bird.

Afterworld (and Other Stories)

Afterworld

So we’re trying a little experiment: a Kindle e-book that collects several short stories into one convenient volume: Afterworld (and Other Stories). Featuring a couple pieces published in Carrier Pigeon and other venues that have never been released in a digital format. From the Amazon description:

A man fights for survival after a rising sea turns New York City into a watery wasteland. A teenage boy realizes he can start fires with his mind… and decides it’s time for a little payback. A French philosopher confronts a zombie invasion. And a washed-up writer saves his soul by building a bar in the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy. These characters (and many more) star in nine stories of revenge and redemption.

All yours for a mere $3.99.