The February Patreon stuff is up!

I genuinely thought that the Not-Covid Plague ripping through the house this week would make me have to take an extra day, but no. Thank goodness; that way lies trouble.

As always: back!

Patreon Microfiction: Cosmic Horror Shouldn’t Be This Dull.

Yeah. Cosmic horror shouldn’t be this dull. And yet, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be, is there? That’s the entire point of an indifferent cosmos that doesn’t care in the slightest about how you feel about things; sometimes you’re not even allowed the dignity of having bad things inexorably happen to you.

Patreon! And Substack! (Subscribe to both! The former is a buck! The latter one is free!)

I was given the very useful advice today to remind people to sign up to things like my Substack, which functions much like a mailing list and definitely does allow people to keep track of what I’m doing professionally as a writer. And my Patreon hungers for backers! So. Substack! Patreon! Both full of useful stuff!

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Ghost From The Machine.’

There’s a tacit agreement in place, in the ‘Ghost From The Machine’ universe: you don’t ask scientists about why you need one particular bit of android to transfer consciousness and memory, and scientists don’t feel obligated to make a fuss over the entire thing. This is just something that happens. It’s a Mystery, everybody accepts it, and gets on with the war.

Patreon Microfiction: Sufficiently Developed Technology.

‘Sufficiently Developed Technology’ assumes that nobody else would develop purely mechanistic ways to mess around with the universe, which admittedly seems very low-probability. Then again, how do we know it’s low-probability? When it comes to sapient species development, we’re dealing with one heck of a small sample size.

Patreon Microfiction: “The Girl With the Sensible Boots.”

So, I took a look at “The Girl With the Sensible Boots,” and decided that it could make a suitable short story. So I made it into one. You can find it here.

The January Patreon stuff is up!

It is a measure of this week that I wrote that out originally as ‘December.’

The full ARTIFACTS RPG setting is up on Patreon! For free!

ARTIFACTS is a post-time travel setting, system-agnostic, and dedicated to the proposition that time travel sucks. I’m doing this group discussion thing now with folks who do RPG-related Patreons, and some of ’em signed up for free memberships today, so I figured I’d finally get it up there on Patreon. Click the link above to read it for free! Click the link below to sign up for money!