International Pixel-Stained Technopeasantry Unite!

In Internet terms, this is ancient history, but I liked this the first time around, so I’m doing it again. (As are some other people.)

Short recap, for those born after the Hendrixonian period of the Cretaceous: the former vice-president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America railed about people posting fiction online for free. The response, as provoked by papersky (Jo Walton) — after we were done making fun of him — was a whole hell of a lot of people posting fiction online for free.

Last year I posted “Calling into Silence,” my Asimov Award story from 2003. This year it’s a piece that might have the best ratio of length-to-pride of anything I’ve written — which is to say, there are things I’ve written that I’m prouder of, but they’re also substantially longer. “Silence, Before the Horn” is just a flash piece, but I like it all out of proportion to its length.

Both stories are available through Anthology Builder, where you can put together an anthology of your own design and have it printed and shipped to your door.

0 Responses to “International Pixel-Stained Technopeasantry Unite!”

  1. janni

    Oooh–I like this. Thank you!

  2. dsgood

    Very good. And I like it.

  3. sora_blue

    I loved “Silence, Before the Horn.” 🙂

    • Marie Brennan

      Muchas gracias!

      On a word-for-word level, it might be the best-crafted thing I’ve ever produced. I could write a discussion twice as long as the story itself about the way it’s constructed.

      • sora_blue

        On a pure geek level, that is what I enjoy about your writing. I know even if it reads as effortless, there was THOUGHT put into it.

        • Marie Brennan

          Well, thank you! Sometimes the thought is going on where I don’t notice it, and rarely does it reach the level it did with this story. But yeah — I think thinky thoughts about my fiction a lot.

          I blame grad school. ^_^

  4. shui_long

    Mixed mythologies? But why not. And you’re quite right to be proud of it.

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