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Excerpt

From unpublished flash piece "The Wonders:"

She was tired of them, exhausted by all the wonders. Her eightieth exploratory landing (ninth crash), her twelfth planet discovered on the tip of the Spiral Arm. And still her bones were tired, and she couldn't get laid, and her dog had died a hundred years ago, so far away that the light from this world's star would not reach his little gravestone until she was a memory of dust. If this world had dust. . . .

Racing light was for suckers. "Fuck the wonders! C'mon already, oblivion!"

 

Bio

John H. Stevens is a writer, bookseller, fantastika geek, lit dork, and bibliophile. When not doing something bookish or writerly he is raising a disarmingly precocious toddler. He is working on a novel and several short stories. He is a weekly columnist for the SF Signal blog and a contributor to the Apex Book Company blog. He also writes reviews for The Functional Nerds website.

 

Notable Publications

What We Talk about When We Talk about Love of Fantastika: a Speculative Rumination

Hipness, Adaptivity, Relevance: the Paradox Continuum in Fantastika

 

Writing Description

My fiction reflects my obsessions and is often dystopic or apocalyptic in theme and focuses on characters more than scenery. I write about human behavior and interaction and how we make and remake (and reconstruct) our world as we see and experience it.

 

Write-a-Thon Goals

My goal is to write a 25,000 word novella with the working title "Waterfall Pulls the Sunlight Down" set in a resource-scarce near-future. I'll happily tuckerize any donors to my page, and if it sees print the top donor will receive an inscribed copy and/or a copy of the electronic version.

 

Website

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/cat_columns/the_bellowing_ogre.html

 

Blog

http://eruditeogre.blogspot.com/

 

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