detail of illustration above by Shasta Lawton

Thursday, April 30, 2009

~Preliminary Announcement~

At least twenty-three of you are wondering, what shape is this thing going to take, and when? I've been propelled here to give you some answers. The fleet have assimilated most of the info they need for a correlative attempt at publishing this daily. They have apparantly tolled masses of demographics from dozens of foreign and familiar countries and together we have determined the optimal format of the FoFaSF's maidenhead founding.

Generally, the Freezine will feature two stories per week. The beginning of one serialized novel or novella, and one stand alone short story. The serialized novel will be published as an X-amount of pages a day, appearing Mondays through Thursdays, usually four installments per week. These pages would constitute one chapter or section, more or less. Serialized novels will run for as many days as they require. On Fridays, a stand alone short story will typically be published, anywhere from a few pages to, hopefully, not more than the average Subscriber can handle.

By offering one entire story every Friday, Subscribers may look forward to reading it at their leisure, over the weekend. There will be no updates from the Freezine on weekends, normally. Mondays will feature the next few pages of the ongoing novel, continuing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and pausing on Thursdays (to be continued the following Monday). And so forth.

It will be a streamlined space vessel appositioned for maximum didactic effect. We have received some stunning submissions sure to leave each and every one of you reeling in your seats and drooling for more, each and every day the Freezine updates. With an average of twenty updates per issue, our intent is to deliver three or four new short stories, possibly an interview, and one serialized novella of slipstreamed reading pleasure.

That's four or five stories every other month from as many different authors. The editors are striving to keep the quality high and the aspirations low, so get ready for the ride of your lives because when this thing takes off, it will leave you speechless with pride to know you've embarked on one of the wildest rides of your life.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Welcome to the Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Accepting submissions now.

Please submit your short stories, novellas, and other original grotesqueries, including novels to be serialized, to

It's about the free and willing exchange of ideas.

This is just now getting off the ground, and will proceed at a pace determined by the editors. Rest assured, they are a fleet of supremely adaptable nanobots flowing through my bloodstream. These editors are nothing, if not efficient. They are working on the terms & conditions memo right now. Oh look there it is, flashing in my inbox already.

Here's the deal. The Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (or FoFaSF, for short) will be exactly what it claims to be: free. Free for me to host, free to post. Also I'm free to boast, what I don't like the most, will be toast.

Writers who submit their stories will get nothing. They will reap the immeasurable benefits of lending their story out. The choice remains theirs to keep it up for a limited time, or indefinitely, whatever floats their boats.

The service I am providing freely here is exposure, maybe something more, perhaps something less. You agree to be karmically propelled further up or down the ladder, whichever the case may be. By associating with the Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, you inherit all risks and responsibilities of the consequences. Just think of it: total freedom.

Authors published herein reserve the right to contact the editors and request their story or poem or entry be taken down, at any time. The nanofleet is keyed to my sentimentality, so they should be quite cooperative. They've been nothing but gracious to me, their host. I do only as they bid, and so far don't regret a thing. Hold on I'm getting a memo from them. *...---------...* They are telling me that the chances for future harmonious interface with their decisions are virtually guaranteed. I'm not sure what that means exactly - depends on what they mean by virtually, I guess.

So there you have it. I'll be pimpin' this thing on myspace, (don't know about facebook: my nanofleet have reported to me they are systemically at odds with the facebook protocol interface), through gmail, twitter, and whatever other means at my disposal I should come across. I'm thinking of disseminating this freezine from random modalities at odds with the establishment, for starters. Then I'll swiftly move on to facebook (after we perfect our loaded firewall zones) and reap the harvest from there.

Hope to see you all there -- in the virtual world of cyberspace.

~Your host possessed of nanobots,
Shaun thorngrub aka thornswrath Lawton

Archive of Stories
and Authors

Gene Stewart's

Adam Bolivar's

Adam Bolivar's

Adam Bolivar's

Adam Bolivar is an expatriate Bostonian
who has lived in New Orleans and Berkeley,
and currently resides in Portland, Oregon
with his beloved wife and fluffy gray cat
Dahlia. Adam wears round, antique glasses
and has a fondness for hats. His greatest
inspirations include H.P. Lovecraft,
Jack tales and coffee.

John Claude Smith's

John Claude Smith's

John Claude Smith writes weird fiction,
something between Horror and Magic
Realism, most of it psychologically driven.
He's had over 40 tales and over 1100 music
reviews, interviews, and profiles published.
He is currently shopping two novels and
a collection to agents and publishers, all
while starting the third novel. Gotta keep
on keepin' on! Looking forward to Rome
in the not too distant future, but for now,
just looking for the next short story to
be written.

David Agranoff's

David Agranoff's

David Agranoff is the author of the
short story collection Screams From
A Dying World, just published by
Afterbirth Books. David is a hardcore
vegan and tireless environmentalist.
His contributions to the punk horror
scene and the planet in general have
already established him as a bright
new writer and activist to watch out
for. The Freezine of Fantasy and
Science Fiction welcomes him and
his defiant vision open-heartedly.

David is a busy man, usually at work
on several different novels or projects
at once. He is sure to leave his mark on
a world teetering over the edge of
ecological imbalance. David's latest
books include the Wuxia -Pan
(martial arts fantasy) horror
novel called Hunting The Moon Tribe,
already out from Afterbirth Books.;
The Vegan Revolution...with Zombies,
[Deadite Press, 2010]; and
[Deadite Press, 2014]

Daniel José Older's

Daniel José Older's

Daniel José Older's spiritually driven,
urban storytelling takes root at the
crossroads of myth and history.
With sardonic, uplifting and often
hilarious prose, Older draws from
his work as an overnight 911 paramedic,
a teaching artist & an antiracist/antisexist
organizer to weave fast-moving, emotionally
engaging plots that speak whispers and
shouts about power and privilege in
modern day New York City. His work
has appeared in the Freezine of Fantasy
and Science Fiction, The ShadowCast
the collection Sunshine/Noir, and is
featured in Sheree Renee Thomas'
Black Pot Mojo Reading Series in Harlem.

When he's not writing, teaching or
riding around in an ambulance,
Daniel can be found performing with
his Brooklyn-based soul quartet
Ghost Star. His blog about the
ridiculous and disturbing world
of EMS can be found HERE.

Johnny Strike's

Johnny Strike's

Johnny Strike's

Johnny Strike will beat you with his guitar and leave you lying in the gutter wishing you had never dared enter his under ground world of fake passports, lucky amulets, rain soaked hotels, and occult mystique. If you don't leave nice comments under his story, he's sure to sic his band CRIME on you. He also wrote the novel Ports Of Hell (Headpress), recommended by William S. Burroughs. You don't receive kudos from William Lee himself unless you are the epitome of cool. Besides, have you listened to CRIME's album Exalted Masters? It was released in 2007 on the Crime Music label, on vinyl only, featuring a slew of their old rare hits. Its real punk music from seasoned veterans. Now go track yourself down a copy before its out of print. The Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is proud to host the story that contains the line which titles his first collection, A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above (Rudos and Rubes).

Paul Stuart's

Paul Stuart is the author of numerous biographical blurbs written in the third person. His previously published fiction appears in The Vault of Punk Horror and Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror. His non-fiction financial pieces can be found in a shiny, west-coast magazine that features pictures of expensive homes, as well as images of women in casual poses and their accessories. Consider writing him at, if you'd like some thing from his garage. In fall 2010, look for Grade 12 Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus -With Zombies.

Rain Grave's

Rain Graves is an award winning author of horror, science fiction and poetry. She is best known for the 2002 Bram Stoker Award winner for Best Poetry Collection, The Gossamer Eye (along with Mark McLaughlin and David Niall Wilson). Her most recent book, Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars and Questionable Cafes, has been hailed by Publisher's Weekly as "Bukowski meets Lovecraft..." in January of 2009. She lives and writes in San Francisco, performing spoken word at events around the country. 877-DRK-POEM - Listen.

Icy Sedgwick's

Icy Sedgwick is part writer and part trainee supervillain. She lives in the UK but dreams of the Old West. Her current works include a ghost story about a Cavalier and a Western tale of retribution. Find her ebooks, free weekly fiction and other shenanigans at Icy’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

Blag Dahlia's
armed to the teeth

BLAG DAHLIA is a Rock Legend. Singer, Songwriter, producer & founder of the notorious DWARVES. He has written two novels, ‘NINA’ and ‘ARMED to the TEETH with LIPSTICK’.

G. Alden Davis's

G. Alden Davis wrote his first short story in high school, and received a creative writing scholarship for the effort. Soon afterward he discovered that words were not enough, and left for art school. He was awarded the Emeritus Fellowship along with his BFA from Memphis College of Art in '94, and entered the videogame industry as a team leader and 3D artist. He has over 25 published games to his credit. Mr. Davis is a Burningman participant of 10 years, and he swings a mean sword in the SCA.

Shae Sveniker's

Shae is a poet/artist/student and former resident of the Salt Pit, UT, currently living in Simi Valley, CA. His short stories are on Blogger and his poetry is hosted on Livejournal.

Nigel Strange's

Nigel Strange lives with his wife and daughter, cats, and tiny dog-like thing in their home in California where he occasionally experiments recreationally with lucidity. PLASTIC CHILDREN is his first publication.

J.R. Torina's

J.R. Torina was DJ for Sonic Slaughterhouse ('90-'97), runs Sutekh Productions (an industrial-ambient music label) and Slaughterhouse Records (metal record label), and was proprietor of The Abyss (a metal-gothic-industrial c.d. shop in SLC, now closed). He is the dark force behind Scapegoat (an ambient-tribal-noise-experimental unit). THE HOUSE IN THE PORT is his first publication.

K.B. Updike, Jr's

K.B. Updike, Jr. is a young virgin Virginia writer. KB's life work, published 100% for free: