Monday, May 31, 2010

"One-Tenth of One Percent" in M-Brane SF #17



M-Brane SF #17 has been released to the wild.

One of my longer shorts to date, "One-tenth of One Percent" can be found within. Rather appropriate for Memorial Day, it features a few members of the armed services as secondary characters. If you drop me an email or direct message me on Twitter, I'll tell you the story's original title.

Also included in this issue is a lengthy piece from Jason Sizemore of Apex fame and some other delicious tidbits. Thanks to Chris Fletcher for taking a chance with the story; he always puts together a nice mag, and I'm happy to have something sci-fi enough to make an issue.

Head over and check it out.

(and if you happen to read "One-Tenth of One Percent", I'd love to hear your thoughts...good, bad, or otherwise)

14 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats! Adding it to my "to buy list".

Natalie L. Sin said...

I remember the first time I wrote something sci-fi enough to be published. Made me want to watch a few episodes of Star Trek ; )

Rebecca Nazar said...

All the covers of the mags you've shown lately are fantastic, this one too. Second billing, very nice. : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

I have it downloaded, now I just need to find the time to read it. I wish I wrote more science fiction so I could send Chris more material.

Aaron Polson said...

Danielle - Thanks.

Natalie - Ah, the sexual tension between Kirk and Spock has become too much for my writerly brain.

Becca - M-Brane always has pretty covers. ;)

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - Let me know what you think. I was kind of coloring outside the lines.

Cate Gardner said...

A copy of M-Brane is in my inbox waiting for me to open it.

Congrats. :D

onipar... said...

Very cool, I'll check it out!

I actually just recently finished my first sci-fi (ish) story. I tried to channel Matheson. :D

katey said...

I just read it over lunch and it left my stomach in knots-- in a good way. I feel like I'm always commenting on your ability with tension, but it really is above and beyond. The way you handled the PoV, with scenes that contained no internal exposition here and there but still made the emotional responses perfectly evident, was really excellent. It sounds like a daft thing to applaud, but it's something not many people can manage properly.

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - Thanks.

Anthony - Best of luck with it. Matheson is an excellent choice.

Katey - Glad you enjoyed. I've been really laying off the internal exposition (we are talking about characters' internal thoughts here, right?). I'm glad it paid off.

katey said...

Yeah. I mean, it's a balance. You need some or it's just a script. But someone skilled with that balance, particularly in respect to the story they're telling and the mood they're creating, is a brilliant thing.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats! I definitely need to pick that one up.

mylefteye said...

Congrats, Aaron!

K.Hinny said...

Congratulations again Aaron! I'll be back to read it as soon as the fuzz clears free of my pre-morning eyes :D