Everything ‘Punk!

Our article on the ‘Punk genres, such as cyberpunk and steampunk, is now availbable.

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Like a mechanical octopus rising from the deep, the various ‘punk genres of speculative fiction can be surprising, amusing, and frightening!  The ‘punk genres often blur the lines between different types of speculative fiction.  They also share a lot of common themes, such as antiauthoritarianism and disestablishmentarianism.  The commonality of these themes is largely responsible for the use of the word “punk” in their names.  The views expressed in early cyberpunk works – which birthed the entire movement – reflected those of the punk subculture of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

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SciFi Contest Win!

I recently entered two flash fiction pieces for a contest with Lore Publication.  Today, it was announced that my science fiction entry, A Diamond Among the Rough, was chosen as the winner for that category!

A Diamond Among the Rough is a flash fiction story (less than 1,000 words) in the cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction.  It is a simple story focused more on immersion into the setting than anything, but sets up the potential for possible sequels.  I would love to see this become a serial fiction project.

Lore will be publishing the story on their Medium site soon.  Stay connected for updates!