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It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat.
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Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties, and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals.
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Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool.
I uploaded my contest-winning short story to Amazon’s Kindle Select program. I decided to publish under a mononym: Mirtika. I may have second thoughts about it, but really, I wanted something easier to remember and that would be unique for searches –I could find no other “Mirtika” on Amazon’s search in Kindle Books. 310 more words