Posts Tagged ‘zombies’

I received word today that Digital Fiction Publications wants to reprint my “werewolf walks into a bar” story, “Paying the Tab.” Okay, it’s not quite like that, but there is a werewolf and he’s in a bar. But who’s picking up the tab–and what’s the final bill?

To keep you busy until it comes out, you can always check out Digital’s publications of “Dead Guy Walking,” and “Grinpa,” as evidence that these folks have impeccable taste in fiction.



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For any of you in the Portland, Oregon area, on April 21, my story “Dead Guy Walking” will be part of a live dramatic reading series. The evening also features a bunch of other excellent writers  of SF and fantasy, and if you still can’t find anything you like, hey, you’re in a bar. You can always order a Zombie…


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“Dead Guy Walking” has been reprinted at Digital Fantasy Fiction. This is my most-reprinted story, so people must like it… Tell your friends you heard about it here!

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I am featured in the new podcast from Meduspod. “Dead Guy Walking” first appeared in 2003, and predates many of the offbeat zombie stories that have appeared recently. Whether this is itself a zombie story is entirely up to you to decide. I can only offer one fact to illuminate your path:

The story was based on actual events. Which parts, of course, are up to you to decide.

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Tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” the scientific inquiry revolved not around quasars and bosons, but what would happen if a vampire were bitten by a zombie, and then bit a human? As it happens, I just this evening put the finishing touches on a story which features a zombie bitten by a vampire (and then shot through the head). Does Chuck Lorre have a tap on my computer? Am I actually an unsung comic genius responsible for the funniest sci-fi-related show in TV history? Or should I be crouched in a corner wearing an aluminum foil hat?

I’m working on a concept featuring time travelers and Shakespeare. If Sheldon starts taking up the question of whether the Earl of Oxford actually wrote the plays, Mr. Lorre and I are going to have a talk…

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