A Webzine of Astonishing Tales
February 12, 2007 12:18 AM   Subscribe

Flurb! Issue 2 of the Webzine of Astonishing Tales -- edited by Rudy Rucker, featuring 'demented and counter-cultural' stories from luminaries of the cyberypunkery like Charles Stross, John Shirley, Mark Laidlaw (who also wrote the story for Half Life 2), Richard Kadrey, one of MeFi's favorite snark-targets, Cory Doctorow and others besides -- is out. [found via the RU SIRIUS podcast] [Previously: Issue #1]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I know this is updatefilter, but Flurb is very cool, so I thought it might be worthwhile to give a heads-up. Apologies if not.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:20 AM on February 12, 2007

charles stross and cory doctorow are also mefites of old. I've even seen cstross commenting within the past year. i think it was in an askme about doctorow.
posted by shmegegge at 12:31 AM on February 12, 2007

Cool, you're right! I didn't know Charles Stross was a user as well. Damn, we are good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:33 AM on February 12, 2007

I know right? If anyone actually took advantage of the mefi community, the accidental little nexus of scifi authors, rabid fans, engineers, physicists and wiseasses could hasten the singularity. For god's sake just don't tell Ray Kurzweil!
posted by shmegegge at 12:44 AM on February 12, 2007

You got me to google 'singularity.'
posted by toma at 4:43 AM on February 12, 2007

Thx my poultry friend.
posted by Mister_A at 6:47 AM on February 12, 2007

Wake me up when Vernor Vinge starts commenting.
posted by smackwich at 7:10 AM on February 12, 2007

Rudy Rucker is a fantastic writer. Spaceland. Mathematicians in Love. Just sayin'.
posted by straight at 8:28 AM on February 12, 2007

I love Rucker. I just finished reading The Hollow Earth. Great, great stuff. Haven't read Mathematicians in Love yet.
posted by brundlefly at 9:10 AM on February 12, 2007

Looks like he just got back from over here in NZ.
posted by Wataki at 10:24 AM on February 12, 2007

Excellent. I really like Stross.
posted by OmieWise at 1:13 PM on February 12, 2007

Just in case anyone has the same question I did, which is: What's that game being played in the photgraph in Mark Laidlaw's story? I emailed Rudy Rucker, and asked and he said it was actually a piece of art made to look like a game, by Jane Dalrymple. I think this is some of her work here.
posted by OmieWise at 2:43 PM on February 13, 2007

Thanks, OmieWise.

Wake me up when Vernor Vinge starts commenting.

Nah. You just keep on sleeping, friend.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:07 PM on February 13, 2007

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