So the Kindle edition of the new Asimov’s August Issue is out, but I have yet to receive my contributor’s copies, which generally show up a few days before I see it on the newsstands. So this an advance warning.
The first person who sees a copy of this issue and emails or facebooks me a photo of the magazine in its newsstand habitat will get an e-copy of my anthology of short stories, Dystopian Love, absolutely free. The second person will get 2 copies. The third, 3, and so on. Eventually, all of Amazon’s cloud will be filled with redundant storage of my book and civilization will crumble. You’re welcome.
Not really! I won’t end the world, promise, not even if you buy and like this issue. Maybe especially not if you like this issue. Also, if everyone could just not tell me what Lois Tilton at Locus says, I’d be really happy about that. I am projecting myself into a parallel universe where her opinion doesn’t make me want to hide under a bridge and do smack.
If people want to subscribe to Asimov’s, to read more stories by me (and others), hey, that would be good. If people want to review this issue on Goodreads… well, I can’t stop you, can I? You might think from this cover design that I have the illustration for this issue, and that the leopard woman has something to do with my story. Well, I can’t say for sure, either way. My title is pretty broad. You’re just going to have to buy the issue, and see, if there’s a leopard woman in my novella. There could be. It is within the real of possibility. If there isn’t, perhaps there will be an excised chapter on this website, with a leopard woman in it. Who knows. Stay tuned.