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From Trent Jamieson, author of Reserved for Traveling Shows and other fine bits of fiction:

I just finished reading Ben Peek's story Mono, and it's just about as perfect a zombie story as you could want. It's clever, it's bleak and it's utterly humane*. If you read just one zombie story this year make it Mono, it puts the brains back into zombie lore.

And, if you're fast, Ben might even email you a copy of the story, check out the link.** He's an exciting writer with a novel coming out in June, check his stuff out, then buy the book.

*Utterly humane, that's like humane, but more so. So, I'm not a reviewer, but I thought this story was swell, and explores one of Ben's central themes of race, and what one particular culture has been doing to the world for about the last couple of centuries, but using zombies, and it still manages to be playful in its use of text.


See, you give stuff away, and people read it, like it, and blog about it. There's no downside.

(Except for the loss of millions I surely would have made yesterday from sales of 'Mono' alone.)

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bluetyson
May. 10th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Only millions?

:)
benpeek
May. 10th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
a conservative estimation at best ;)
strangedave
May. 10th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
See, you give stuff away, and people read it, like it, and blog about it. There's no downside.

Except the road to pixel-stained technopeasantry.
benpeek
May. 10th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
lets not forget the loss of my millions, too.
strangedave
May. 10th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
If you had the millions, you wouldn't be a peasant.
benpeek
May. 10th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
it's a horrible cycle from which i cannot escape. unless, y'know, i sell out and go to hollywood.
(Anonymous)
May. 10th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I claim your shadow of darkness as soon as you sellout :)

---factory farmer
benpeek
May. 12th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
i will have my millions to keep me warm. plus, the women.
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benpeek
May. 11th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
it was published in a one shot zine called PHANTOM from prime. but you want to read it, just email me, and i'll email you a copy.
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