I’m considering entering a short story into the Sword&Laser Anthology, and I’ve been throwing the handful I’m considering up on my FB page for feedback.
Here’s a master post of all the ones in contention. The theme of the anthology is ‘unusual or unlikely’ stories within the science fiction or fantasy genre. Thoughts on these? Do you think I can whip one of these into shape, or should I start from scratch?
The Book of Teon - A demi-god records his final words and remembers an age of wonder.
Knight of the Scroll - A follow up to ‘Book of Teon’ a contemporary scholar studies the recording from the previous tale.
[I'm also considering combining these two into one story.]
You Can Call Me Isaac - 80′s period psychic soldiers battle for supremacy amidst the backdrop of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. [yes, really.]
Star Prophet - My submission for ‘The New Yorker.’ Purposefully strange.
Simon Garamonde and the Lady Forechance - Really just microfiction, but sweet nonetheless.
Thoughts, comments and criticism are all appreciated. Submissions open on 5/1.