Jobless Insomniacs Motorcycle Club

The benignly-neglected online home of writer Desmond Warzel

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hilarity ensues.

While I’m feeling ambitious, why not announce an upcoming project?

Funny Science Fiction, edited by Alex Shvartsman, is due out September 1 from UFO Publishing. This is going to be an FunnySciFi_coverinexpensive ebook of humorous science fiction stories whose primary function will be to serve as an advertisement and “appetite-whetter” for UFO Publishing’s signature series of Unidentified Funny Objects anthologies. This will be yet another airing for “Wikihistory,” my first-ever story from back in 2007, and it finds itself in fine company. There are some really big names in this one.  The table of contents was just announced:

  • “Observation Post” by Mike Resnick
  • “Flying on My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog” by Shaenon Garrity
  • Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel
  • “Distant Gates of Eden Gleam” by Brian Trent
  • “Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside an Enormous Sentient Slug” by Oliver Buckram
  • “Hark! Listen to the Animals” by Ken Liu and Lisa Tang Liu
  • “Whaliens” by Lavie Tidhar
  • “See Dangerous Earth-Possibles!” by Tina Connolly
  • “Kallakak’s Cousins” by Cat Rambo
  • “Kulturkampf” by Anatoly Belilovsky
  • “Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs” by Leonard Richardson
  • “Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class” by Dantzel Cherry
  • “Pidgin” by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • “Nothing, Ventured” by James Beamon
  • “Last Thursday at Supervillain Supply Depot” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “Chicka-Chicka-Bow-Wow” by Mike Rimar
  • “Troublesolver” by Tim Pratt

Look forward to a reminder announcement when it comes out.

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Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: We have assumed control.

This is the first substantive post of the new Jobless Insomniacs Motorcycle Club, which supersedes the original Livejournal version. Since I rarely blog–generally only when I have a recent or upcoming fiction publication to announce–it made more sense to incorporate that activity into a site like this, which allows me to have everything pertinent (bibliography, contact info, etc.) in one easily-accessible place. I can promise you that this site won’t be updated on anything approaching a daily basis (heaven knows there are plenty of writers who do blog every day, and they’re easy to find). In fact, barring unforeseen circumstances, even monthly updates are unlikely (though anything’s possible, and a string of good news in rapid succession isn’t unprecedented). And what is here will probably be more informative than entertaining; I can’t bring myself to expend my limited creativity on posts which I have no idea if anyone will ever read.

(Those of you who are, in fact, reading this, thank you very much; I appreciate your support. Sorry there isn’t more here.)