Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Random Acts of Cosmic Whimsy

Is now live at Rudy Rucker's webzine FLURB, here.

In order to maintain FLURB's house style, I have to add an image between every paragraph.

At first sight they seem unrelated to the text, but on second look the observant reader begins to distinguish some method to the madness.

Or, possibly, in my story's case, a madness in the method. The very first picture may have something to do with a random whimsy generator, the second one with a cosmic act.And maybe the third relates to random cosmic, and the fourth to cosmic whimsy. And the fifth... Well, let's not go there.

Anyway, it's a Watt & Krikksen story, two characters that also feature in "Cultural Clashes in Cádiz", which is featured in the A Mosque Among the Stars anthology (edited by Ahmed A. Kahn and Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad), available very soon from ZCBooks. See also the Islam and Science Fiction website.