My glamorous apartment wall and perfectly coifed hair and I are here to remind you that Collective Fallout’s Futuristic Edition (July 2011) is available, and that it features my short story Toll Road, as well as art and fiction from a bunch of other really talented people. I got my first shipment of copies today, and I can attest that they do in fact exist. They feature words printed on paper. By reading those words as you advance the pages, you can experience short fiction in the comfort of your very own home, city bus, or prison bunk.
Of course, if you prefer a bunch of ones and zeroes which may be translated by the device of your choice into readable text, the good folks at Collective Fallout have a product to suit your needs, and at the affordable price of only ninety nine cents, a mere 16% of the price of an ink-and-paper edition!
These are the people who were kind enough to give me my first commercial publication, and so you should support them. I make no profit whatsoever from your purchase, but then don’t we all profit from the availability of quality speculative fiction with an LGBT interest?
The holidays are right around the corner, and nothing shows your love like the story of a man compelled to walk the post-apocalyptic remains of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to atone for his guilt over his dead lover.
Friends, I’m thrilled to announce the July 2011 issue of Collective Fallout magazine is now available, featuring my short story, Toll Road.
In a fractured future America, the people have divided into religious and ideological factions, engaged in never-ending war for territory, fuel, and food. With winter rapidly descending, and no means of travel but to walk, Bayle Bonner makes his way 300 miles to honor a sacred promise.
This is my first commercially published work of fiction, so of course I’m pretty delighted. Special thanks to the editors at Collective Fallout for their consideration. You can pick up an electronic (PDF) edition for less than a buck, or a paper copy for a little over $6 – and you’re getting your money’s worth! The issue also features awesome LGBT-themed writing from authors Warren Rochelle, Caleb Wimble, Georgina Li, Terence Kuch, Derrick W. Craigie, and Elaheh Stinke – and a striking cover illustration by Kelsey McCarthy.