New story: ‘Day 29’

• December 10th, 2010 • Posted in All posts

I have just sold this new story to Asimov’s.   It is about a man cut loose from the scrutiny not only of people around him but even of his own future self.  Asimov’s editor, Sheila Williams, described the story as ‘horror’.  Though I have never thought of myself as writing in the horror genre, I suppose it is.  In her Locus review, Lois Tilton  also described my recent story ‘The Desiccated Man’ as horror.  No guts and gore in either of them, no screaming or cowering behind battered doors, but they do both deal with evil and where it comes from.  It seems to be something I am thinking about more.

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