The latest episode of SubverCity Transmit, the podcasting brainchild of myself and co-conspirator Erin B. Lillis, features a short story of mine called Berlin Ben’s Big Night Out, previously published by The Subtopian. This episode is hopefully timely as we welcome individuals of all colors, genders, etc., to join us down in the SubverCity Station.
Whoever you are, whatever you are, and wherever you are in space-time, come on down and enjoy this tale of a gender-bending mad scientist getting his night in the moon. A one-off short story set in the cold, neon-lit world of Subterran.
A beautiful Apocalypse, fresh off the presses from Subtopian Magazine. 2113 is a collaborative effort of 20+ writers teaming up anonymously to tell the tale of the rise, the fall, and the rising again of a new civilization. It’s a fascinating read, and I’m not saying that simply because I’m a part of it! The writers have really outdone themselves to make a beautiful, tragic, hopeful piece of work that I’m proud to have participated in and to get a chance to share with you. Buy here: 2113: An Oral History of the Last God
Portland-based literary journal Subtopian.com has put out a collection of short stories featuring Kirby Light, Trevor Richardson, and yours truly, among others. The True Unerring Secrets of Utopia by Corin Reyburn finally finds itself in print. Check it out here. “Dealing with the issues of our impending future, these stories darkly and humorously express a view of society in between two extremes. We are not Utopia or Dystopia — yet. We are Subtopian.” Always happy to be included amongst such fine folk. Subtopian is also interested in new writers at this time, so check out their site, and if it’s right up your alley like it is mine, come on into the fold.
The brilliant Subtopian Magazine has updated their format to showcase work more frequently, and expanded the content to include categories such as film, music, comics, and humor. They continue to publish fiction though, thankfully for me, and you can read Absolution, a story about forgiving and forgetting, featured currently on the site.
The Doomsday Edition of Subtopian magazine is now at subtopian.com. My Subterran story for this month is one which doesn’t take place in the club at last, rather in a sinister retirement home that isn’t what it seems.
Also thanks to Eric Lawson for contributing a poem to this month’s issue which ends with the line ‘Love cannot find me tonight because she’s stranded somewhere out on the f’ing 405.’
The short story “Ichiban Marie Clairevoyant’s Soulkiller School” is featured in Subtopian Magazine’s October issue. Head on over to take a look. Subtopian features content relating to our current state of affairs, and how they indicate a move towards either a Utopia or a Dystopia.
Subtopian is also looking for new writers as we expand in content and community. Find out more here on facebook.
Subtopian Magazine Issue 6 is here, featuring “Berlin Ben’s Big Night Out”, a Subterran story aiming to satisfy your tech, German, and gender bending fetishes.
I conduct experiments on the fly. Nobody knows about them and 75 percent are failures. When something does hit though, oh boy. It’s like all the Generik card-giving days at once. Like knowing you’re smarter than everyone else in your class. It’s like being plugged into an electric socket designed specifically for satisfaction. Things start moving into place and you can’t turn back.
I was twelve when I had my first big success. Invented a love-o-meter that analyzed how truly in love a pair of individs were, by means of chemical responses in the brain and so forth. I tested it on my mother and father. This was followed by crying, shouting, and a stubby lawyer with parts of his beard missing.
My mother made me put the machine away, and from then on I had to invent in secret….read more at Subtopian
Vol. 5 of Subtopian Magazine is out. This month it features the short story Hypocrite Wedding, set in the universe of my someday-forthcoming novel, Subterran. So come on down to Infrastratos Headquarters, we have complimentary Gummy Tummies for your everyday needs–pop just a few of these and you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
Also in this issue, I enjoyed Jeff Costello’s “Road Notes”, a little slice of modern-day Americana. Katie Wilson’s “Wunderland in Candyland” is excellent; Trevor Richardson’s editor’s note and his article “Overturning Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Why That’s Way More Interesting Than It Sounds” are spot-on.