Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Applause

My momma taught me proper manners, how to say please and thank you, but outside of a small circle of friends and fellow writers, I haven't made a habit of telling other writers I appreciate their work. Not that I don't appreciate it, but it hasn't occurred to me until recently that it's important to let that appreciation be known. I've been making an effort.

A couple guys whose recent science fiction stories have caught my attention are Mike Duran and George Walker, authors of "Father Fayad's Curious Compatability Projector" and "No Remorse" respectively, both stories available at Ray Gun Revival. (Duran's story is the second in Issue 48, and Walker's is available in Issue 50.)

Another writer, M.L. Archer, has a thought-provoking story up at Perpetual Magazine--"We can do it"--a scary and not-so-futuristic vision.

"The Mark" by Jade Smith is a vampire tale that I actually enjoyed, and "On Becoming a Cyborg" is an excellent poem by John Nichols. Both can be read over at Fear and Trembling Magazine.


5 comments:

Strider said...

I used your comment on my Injustice post to encourage a fellow blogger. Take a look at the comments section of that post. It blessed him. Thanks.

Mike Duran said...

Hey Keanan, I really appreciate the props. The story is actually a byproduct of doing lotsa marital counseling. Maybe one day there will be a way to "project" a couple's chances of compatibility. But until then, it's faith and genetics...

Jadesmith said...

Thanks for the praise! I'm keeping a link to RGR about your work on my facebook profile page. Encouragement between writers/artists is a wonderful thing.

KEANAN BRAND said...

Strider - Cool! =0)

Mike - You're more than welcome. It's a good story. (And a good use for all that counseling experience!)

KEANAN BRAND said...

Jade - I'll be cruising around, looking for more good stuff. Of course, yours will be on the list!