Thursday, March 11, 2010


Time for a couple of additions to the blog sidebar - firstly let me commend to you the splendid and multifarious cornucopia of cartoon delights to be found within the ornate and bejewelled portals of David Malki's Wondermark.

Among the artistic wonders concealed within (examples of the artist's favourites among his own work can be found here) are such uncategorisable marvels as the genre fiction generator, an automated version of which can be found here. Here's the synopsis of my next novel:
The Psychopunks

In an ancient one-way spaceflight, a young idealistic revolutionary stumbles across an otherworldly portal which spurs him into conflict with a sneering wizard, with the help of a female who inexplicably becomes attracted to the damaged protagonist for unstated reasons and her wacky pet, culminating in a fistfight atop a tower.
Sounds great. Also great is chemist Derek Lowe's occasional series Things I Won't Work With, an entertaining account of some nasty reagents that the industrial chemist occasionally has to handle, and carefully too lest they flay his face off, turn his eyes inside out, boil his lungs to smoking tar or just vaporise the whole lab into a foul-smelling steaming crater of death.

Finally there's McSweeney's Open Letters, a slightly Onion-esque series of, erm, well, open letters to various people and things. Hard to explain, but check it out, it's quite amusing. Heck, let's put a link to The Onion up there as well (actually I thought I already had one, but apparently not).

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