Technopleasantries

For International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day I’ve posted two free stories. Each contains a nice illustrative photo, and some attempt at elegant presentation.

Peas and Carrots
, was originally published in Realms of Fantasy, Feb 2005, and is one some nice people seemed to like. It also one of three stories I presented to SFWA to obtain my active membership status.

Think of a Pink Ship, contains adult content and has never before been published. (An editor once rejected it with the prediction that it would be published somewhere, sometime, and by someone. He is now proven right, even though it falls to me to be that someone.)

Both stories are released under a Creative Commons License.

Find links to other participants’ stories here.

Technopeasants Unite!



(image by marydell)


Update: I’ve decided to close comments now, because of all that spam this post has attracted!

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4 thoughts on “Technopleasantries

  1. Diane says:

    Love the peasandcarrots!

  2. Diane says:

    >Love the peasandcarrots!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I look forward to the story. I thought it was funny to see a new word “webscab”. I like it. Bad analogy, which is probably the point of your work. I especially liked it how he saw the market as a zero sum game, but only for people who put stuff online to “undercut the rest of it.” Isn’t everyone trying to sell a book going to “undercut” everyone else if they sell their book? It sounds like he’s against marketing or something which I guess I can relate to.I am surprised that he didn’t bring Heinlein in, though, w/ his idea of trying to “undercut” (my word) the beer market. That is he said he was trying to compete with beer in the mind of an average Joe. As for me, if I’m going to drink a beer, I’ll probably need a book to read while I do so. Therefore, I’ll buy both. Oh, I was going to buy a book today, but I can’t b/c I used that time up reading the “webscab” article. :)Fred

  4. Anonymous says:

    >I look forward to the story. I thought it was funny to see a new word “webscab”. I like it. Bad analogy, which is probably the point of your work. I especially liked it how he saw the market as a zero sum game, but only for people who put stuff online to “undercut the rest of it.” Isn’t everyone trying to sell a book going to “undercut” everyone else if they sell their book? It sounds like he’s against marketing or something which I guess I can relate to.I am surprised that he didn’t bring Heinlein in, though, w/ his idea of trying to “undercut” (my word) the beer market. That is he said he was trying to compete with beer in the mind of an average Joe. As for me, if I’m going to drink a beer, I’ll probably need a book to read while I do so. Therefore, I’ll buy both. Oh, I was going to buy a book today, but I can’t b/c I used that time up reading the “webscab” article. :)Fred

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