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[6 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

It has come to my attention that a man named David Boyer (which may be one pseudonym of many) has plagiarized Livia Llewellyn’s “Jetsam,” her story which appeared in Sybil’s Garage No. 4, and passed it off as his own.  There is a blog post describing the offense here, and more posts describing the investigation of this David Boyer (with many other instances of plagiarism, including none other than Dean Koontz) here. Authors put their blood, sweat and tears into their work (I know, I’m one of them), and it can …

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[16 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on “The Poincaré Sutra” by Anil Menon | ]

“The Poincaré Sutra” by Anil Menon to the sound of Yaarodu Yaaro by Yuvan Shankar Raja & Ustad Sultan Khan… This story appears in Sybil’s Garage No. 7. I, ZULAIKHA, MUTANT, inconvenient and sixteen-point-two miraculous years old, declare myself Eve of a bold and brilliant species. I am Singular. Protoplast. Odd. In short, fucked. I am besieged by fallen apes, hairy and quarrelsome. I am besmirched on the neighborhood’s limestone walls. I am virginal, insolvent and oppressed. Says Zulaikha: bring it! ### Note On Rejecting Modesty: Should a comet apologize for its blaze? I will bellow …

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[2 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on New Story up at BCS and Android Airwaves | ]

My story, “The Suffering Gallery” is now up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Here’s a little teaser: “Beyond the wastes of the Jeen, where the white sands breathe in irregular tides, a cleft splits the desert in two. The chasm descends to the center of the earth, perhaps deeper, and many demons make their despicable homes in nooks in the cliff face. Down its vastness, daylight vanishes behind mountains of stone, replaced by torchlight from parapets or ghastly radiances spilling from caverns. In one such cavern lived the …

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Free Download of Sybil’s Garage No. 4 | ]
Free Download of Sybil’s Garage No. 4

Sybil’s Garage No. 4 is now available as a free download.  Issue four contains stories from Richard Bowes, Ekaterina Sedia, Cat Rambo, Steve Rasnic Tem, Barbara Krasnoff and more, as well as poems from Rachel Swirsky, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Jaime Lee Moyer, and many others.  Not to mention an interview with Jeffrey Ford.  It’s one of my favorite issues.  I’m quite fond of the work I did on the cover. You can download the full issue here.  (PDF, 26 Mb) And if you like Sybil’s Garage, and this goes for any small …

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[7 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
“The Unbeing of Once-Leela” by Swapna Kishore

IN PERSISTENCE-SPACE, once-Leela cannot see anything. Or feel, or taste, or smell. But she is still Leela Manchanda who worked at Naveen Traders, Bangalore, and who looked after her mother. Her memories still exist — all, except for haziness about her transition. Sharp in her mind (or whatever she still has — she cannot see herself) are beeps of modem connects, and endless ramblings of cricket commentary. Sharp are the cold and metal smells of her glass and steel office cube, and the chill air she exhaled as she walked out of her office that last time, and then, as she entered home, the smell of Mother, sour, stale, and full of reproof. From some things there is no escape.