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October 9th, 2007

Copies of Interzone 212 arrived today from the publisher (thanks, Andy!)  In it is "Feelings of the Flesh," my first published story.  I've been published for about a month, but now that I've had a chance to hold the magazine in my hands, turn to page 6 and see my printed words (not to mention my name) on the page, I finally feel published.  And with an excellent venue too.  What a fine feeling.  I could get quite used to this. :)

Anyway, I have a few more things to do today.  Once they're done I'm turning off my computer, turning off the phone and all other electronics, locking the door, and I'm going to enjoy the fiction of my fellow contributors.  I'll even indulge and read "Feelings of the Flesh," so I can read a story of mine on the printed page.  It's Narcissus Day, and I'm making no bones about it.



P.S. Last night I dreamed the copies arrived.  This is the third time in my life one of my dreams came true.

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  • Oct. 9th, 2007 at 4:38 PM

Follow this link and read Ellen Datlow's entry.  I couldn't agree with her more.  If you care about these genres and can vote, do so. 

Thoughts About Interzone 212

  • Oct. 9th, 2007 at 11:10 PM

So I finished reading the fiction to Interzone 212 a few minutes ago.  I must say, this magazine is edgy.  Taking my own story out of the equation for the moment, every story herein pushes the boundary of speculative fiction in one way or another.  Perhaps my own story does as well, but I'm not about to make that declaration.  Let someone else (or not--heh).  Either way, the way IZ pushes these boundaries is very much to my liking.  It does so with an eye toward story.  The styles may be nice (and often are), but the true edginess for me comes in other areas, such as thematic content, interesting settings, fascinating reinventions of old ideas, etc.



Douglas Cohen

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