Thursday, August 17, 2023

A Response in Greek

The Greek translation of my story In Response to Your Reader is out today in issue #43 of Ef-Zin magazine.

This is the second language and third appearance for this story, my fifth story in Ef-Zin magazine and my eighth story in Greek.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Gondolier Remix - Wodehouse Edition

My very short story The Gondolier has been translated into 56 languages so far, but I wondered what it would look like in English had it been written by somebody else. There are a few authors I like who sprung to mind that I could try to emulate. Here's the first of the remixed versions of The Gondolier.

The Gondolier Remix – Wodehouse Edition


The black prow of my gondola, if prow is what I mean – I’ve never got the hang of port and starboard, prow and whatnot - cut smoothly through the calm waters of the canals. The sleek craft had served me well for many a year, carried hordes of chums through the city’s waterways under the guiding hands of generations of my forebears. Or rather, my forebears’ valets.

The sun was preparing to say toodle-pip as it sank over the ancient city, turning the water to an inky ribbon lain between rather spiffing sandstone buildings. I took a good lungful of the cool evening breeze.

If anyone were to ask me, I should say there’s no place more beautiful than this wondrous city of canals. As Jeeves eased the boat into its mooring I stopped to gaze with satisfaction up into the darkening skies of jolly old Mars.

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Letter to the Editor

I recently discovered The Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index, which has an entry for my publications.

Amazingly, it includes the long-forgotten fact that I had a letter to the editor published in issue #97 of Interzone magazine, back in July 1995 - my earliest appearance in print!