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Backmatter: Thirteen O’Clock

I’ve got a number of orphans under my roof, but “Thirteen O’Clock” is the one who most deserves a home. I’d been thinking about cities and superheroes, how they fit together and where they didn’t, and decided to create a … Continue reading

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Follow-up: sample chapters from Zobop Bebop

So, Zobop Bebop is about as done as it’s going to be for a bit. Thus, in an effort to show the transition from Weekly Pitch to prose (and, in preparation for a wild run of self-promotion and eventual self-publication,) … Continue reading

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Pitch-A-Week Part 19: The Countdown

The Countdown High Concept: “Heroes” on a timeline… and much, much bigger. Genre: Millennial neo-superheroism Overview:  The rise of the Fifth World did not happen on schedule, but it did happen according to plan.

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Pitch-a-Week, Part 16: al-Kitab

Title: al-Kitab High Concept:  Semantics meet scimitars in a realm where words can create and destroy! Genre: No holds barred Orientalist high fantasy Overview: In the beginning, there was the Word, as everyone knows. The Creator of All turned to … Continue reading

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Backmatter Part 9: Ad Astra

High Concept: “The Right Stuff” meets “Master and Commander” Genre: Scientific Romance meets modern conspiracy Overview: “NASA always knew. “It stands to reason, really. Ever since Jefferson, NASA (then known as the National Astro-Nautical Survey Administration) had secretly collected the … Continue reading

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Backmatter Part 7: East of Uruk

Saqi, give that wine which silences me, And robes me in nothingness. Saqi, give that wine which drowns my self-esteem and carries me beyond all thought of right and wrong. Saqi, give that wine, that I might lose the ego, … Continue reading

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