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Thursday, February 11, 2010


. . . so when we got home later that day, there was an e-mail saying that I sold another story. This one is called "Plan 9 in Outer Space," I co-wrote it with my wife Emily, and it asked the question, "Can a guy obsessed with Ed Wood find happiness with zombies on a spaceship?" It will appear in the anthology Space Horror: Full Throttle Space Tales from Flying Pen Press.

By the way, "The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff" is about a detective wearing a Godzilla suit, trapped in stateroom of an interplanetary luxury liner with a bunch of dangerous thugs and a woman who has found a bold new way to get ahead in the Solar System.

I'd say their both kinda surrealistic and cartoony.

My confidence is way the hell up there, so I've printed out another story and sent it out to another market. And I'll finish up the story I'm working on, and send it out next week.

There will be more to come . . .


  1. If this story is really about Mars or Martians, I'll mention it on my blog. Can you provide an alternative synopsis?


  2. "The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff" takes place on casino/spaceship on it's way to a Mars run by development corporations with mob connections. I'm thinking of writing a sequel about what happens when it arrives.

    My story "The Rise and Fall of Paco Cohen and the Mariachis of Mars" is about the career of the first pop musician on the Red Planet. It first appeared in Analog, and is available as a podcast at http://www.themeandvariationsanthology.com. A sequel to that one is in the works.

  3. Thanks, Ernest!

    I'll be plugging your forthcoming story and the podcast in the very near future.

    Just checked ISFDB. Cool cover art for Science Fiction Eye, June 1992!