Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Forbidden Planets, and a contest (of sorts)

It appears that Peter Crowther's anthology Forbidden Planets, which contains my story "Eventide," is out now. I haven't seen a copy yet, but I'm looking forward to checking out the other contributions. Every review I've seen of the book raves about Jay Lake's "Lehr, Rex," which uses as its template another Shakespeare play, just as the film Forbidden Planet used The Tempest.

Thing is, my story uses as its template a dramatic classic about characters shipwrecked on an island, too. It's not by Shakespeare, though there's a connection there. So far as I know, nobody who's read my story has recognized its clear inspiration. Maybe I should make it a contest of some kind.

How about this? The first person to correctly identify the inspiration for "Eventide" wins a signed copy of the school photo from the front page of my website. The one with me in the Star Fleet uniform. Who wouldn't want one of those?

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