For a limited time, I
am was offering my story Siren as a free downloadable ebook. It is now available for instant download on Amazon — and it’s priced at $0.99, which is pretty much the next best thing to being free.
This story was originally published in Albedo (see the cover image, below).
Albedo is Ireland’s longest-running, award-winning journal of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and it has published the likes of Robert Reed, Bruce McAlister, Brian Stableford, and Norman Spinrad. It is a print-only publication, however, so Siren is not available elsewhere on the net.
Siren deals with the relationship between two characters through a series of incarnations in a series of settings — occupied Greece during World War II, Chile just after Pinochet’s coup, the New Jersey of the near future, and a space station in a more distant future. The dynamics of their interaction appear to be stable and unalterable — if a little unsettling — but change is coming from an unexpected direction.
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If you read Siren, write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you think.
Tell me you loved it and read it three times in a row. Tell me you think it’s trash and that you’ve deleted it and warned your friends against it. Tell me it gave you nightmares or visions or a headache or a skin rash. I welcome it all.