International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!

MCMFriday, April 27, 2007

Today is International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, whereupon people of a creative nature release their works to the world without restraints. It's a response to Howard Hendrix's (VP of SFWA) rant about how (among other things), writers who give their works away for free are scabs, killing the profession of writing. I can see why he thinks that, but he's wrong. Meh. What can ya do?

Sadly, I have no works that I can release publicly that aren't already free for general consumption. I seriously debated putting the first six chapters of The Vector up here (since they're actually edited and read to read), but then I considered the fact that I tend to re-write the start of a story when I get to the end, and I don't want evidence of my indecisiveness on the web.

So instead, I shall point you to the Pig book and the Crow book, and the forthcoming (in a broad sense) Panda book, and otherwise just commit that The Vector will indeed be a free (as in beer and speech) novel when it's done, regardless of what other distribution methods are also employed.

If you're a writer, release something, you technopeasant wretch!

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