Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Publication Day! At Intergalactic Medicine Show

"The Temptation of Father Francis" with my co-writer Nick T. Chan is now published at Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show! It's about a priest, some mechanical bees, a dirigible and the AI who powers it, who thinks she's Annie Oakley, all on an adventure across the West in a corporate-controlled future.

This is my first appearance in IGMS and Nick's second. There's some gorgeous artwork by Nick Greenwood. You can read the opening right here, but you need an IGMS subscription to get the whole story. For a taste, here's the opening few lines:
Annie Oakley poked Francis in the shoulder. She kept poking him. He ignored her until she finally yelled into his earworm. "Wake up, you bone-lazy priest!" The image of a tiny woman, barely more than a girl, blinked into existence next to Francis' cot, the metal struts and handholds of the dirigible's plain cabin visible through her corseted dress. She held a rifle and wore a wide-brimmed cowboy hat over her wavy brown hair.

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