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The New Real

I had just finished writing Typhoon over three days, and obviously wanted to hurt myself. So I did what any reasonable person would do, and decided to up the ante, by begging the still-new io9.com to host it over a weekend. I posted chapters as they were done, asked for feedback on the site itself, and blasted my way through a 40,000 word novel in less than 48 hours. The premise was simple: drug enforcement agents, but intergalactic. And their new recruit, a token human for the sake of the rules, is a disgraced cop who wants to commit suicide... before his better nature slows him down.

When I started this story, I knew I'd have a character who was a giant bug, and I knew she'd be interesting and kinda weird, but I had no idea the audience would take to Aphid the way they did... and suddenly people are rooting for a human/bug hookup, and I just don't know what to make of it... so I have some fun. Or as much fun as my psyche will allow, anyway.

I made a ton of new friends over that weekend, and I did a ton of fun stuff... and yeah. I'm sorry for breaking Kinja (or whatever it was, back then), but it was worth it. It was so worth it.

About The New Real

Performed: December, 2009

Where: io9.com

Type: #2D1D

Length: 50,000 words

Performed: December, 2009

Where: io9.com

Type: #2D1D

Length: 50,000 words