The second issue of Rudy Rucker's webzine, Flurb
, has stories by Anders, Laidlaw, Kadrey, Rucker, Shirley, and Stross.
So here we go with a new issue of FLURB. I was waiting till I had gotten around to writing a story that would be just about impossible to commercially market, and now I think I've done it. It's liberating to know that FLURB is there for such a demented and counter-cultural tale as "The Third Bomb."
And now I'm also able print Charlie Anders's bisexual romp, "One Door Closes," Charles Stross's curious artifact from the future, "Message in a Time Capsule," Marc Laidlaw's caustic "Open Open Letter."
I may siphon in a couple more stories later this month or early in January, after taking some time off for the holidays.
For now: beware of sea cucumbers, garage door openers, sneezing, hipster publishers, and ... the space demons!
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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