Monday, March 27, 2006

Storyblogging Carnival XLI

The Forty-First Storyblogging Carnival is now open for your reading pleasure! Nine posts by seven writers, for over 20,000 words of the coolest fiction in the blogosphere! Here goes:
  • Mark A. Rayner at the skwib presents Thag not like politics! (500 words, rated PG). Mark provides no blurb, but if you've followed Thag's adventures so far, you'll know what to expect!
This story is part of something I'm trying where I'm writing for 30 minutes at a time. This particular story is just a scene where a man meets a woman who had asked him for help.
The Sage of Wales explains in a lecture how he got into the Cthulhu harassing game in the first place. Was written with an eye to turning the SoW series of tales into a radio series.
I came home the other night at midnight and thought I would start on an assignment not due for a few months - a three thousand word short story. I had been playing the scenario out in my head for a while but this was the first attempt at writing it down. The hours ticked away and I found I couldn't stop writing until it had left my system.

Reading this one is the same -- once you get on, there's nowhere to get off till the end.
No one ever said it was easy to get out of the deepest dungeon. In fact, they always said it was very very hard. (Were they right!)

(A confession. Since I joined the Storyblogging Carnival only fairly recently, I've been reluctant to get involved in long serials already in progress. Sheya's posted 137,568 words so far of her trilogy-in-progress, so hers certainly qualifies! After reading these installments, though, I'm hooked. I've clearly got a lot of catching up to do, starting with Chapter 1.)
  • And finally, right here at Zeroth Order Approximation, I'm pleased to present both Part III and Part IV of The Pasadena Rule (10,900 words, for a total of about 25,000, rated PG). This is an old-fashioned "hard" science fiction novella about the human exploration of Venus -- with, I hope, enough twists and thrills to keep you interested. (If you've been waiting till the whole story's posted to begin reading it, now's your chance. Here's Part I.)
That does it this time around. Thanks to everyone who submitted work. See you all at the next Storyblogging Carnival!

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Good work pulling these together. I read your novella. Very good. Also, did you get my email about your Kenyon swimmers? Fantastic legacy. Best wishes. lgp

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