Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fiction Liberation Front

Austin-based author Lew Shiner's web site, the Fiction Liberation Front, has expended it range into book-length works, and he's offering for free his novel, "Black & White". I think the Fiction Liberation Front deserves a little plug, and I want to quote a little bit of what Mr. Lew says on its home page.

"Short fiction endures because it provides a way of introducing writers to new readers, and because there are stories that need to be told at that length.

"For all these reasons I've decided to open myself to this uncertain future. Starting now, I plan to make all my short fiction and articles available on the web, both in HTML for easy browsing and in typeset PDFs for those who might want to print them. The process of conversion will take a while, but I hope to get to everything eventually, including a number of previously unpublished pieces and even some unsold screenplays.

"I'll also be adding new short fiction, music reviews, and articles from time to time, though I won't guarantee that I won't also publish short pieces elsewhere. I'm launching the site with three previously unpublished stories ("Straws," "Fear Itself," and "Golfing Vietnam") plus a major story from 2004 ("Perfidia") that's had only limited circulation."

The web address is:

http://www.lewisshiner.com/liberation/index.htm

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