Silverthought Online's July 2013 update includes short fiction by ST newcomers Tara Campbell, Nik Klima, V. Moody, and J. Rohr and features longtime contributor Victor Giannini (contributor to Silverthought: Ignition and Thank You, Death Robot and author of Scott Too) in two videos: a Q&A from the Writers Speak series in Manhattan, and a reading of an excerpt from Scott Too. If you haven't picked up a paperback or Kindle edition of our latest print release, check it out.
With Mark now finished with his MA and heading on to PhD land and Paul off waging endless battle against the wholesale corporate pillaging of our educational system, we've been working closely with our summer intern Mickey Kellam from Keystone College in PA to clear out our various slush piles and streamline our submission/update process. Mickey has been a tremendous help and we can't wait to show you some of the great stuff we've been working on. Our August update will introduce some new features and we'll announce some upcoming publications, site changes, contests, and maybe even free books. Stay tuned.
“Victor Giannini’s Scott Too is fiction of the highest order. Giannini uses his device of confused identities to get at basic questions of what it means to be one’s self, to be human. In spare, restrained prose, he gives us a taut, intense novella, at once mysterious and moving. This is a work of humane imagination.”
“Victor Giannini’s Scott Too is a tour de force that echoes the best speculative fiction of Philip K. Dick and the magical realism of Jose Saramago. In this brilliant short novel, Scott Alvin comes home one day after almost getting killed in a drive-by shooting, to find his double, also named Scott, relaxing on his living room couch, talking to his roommate. Scott struggles to maintain his identity as Scott Too asserts his personality in ways that do not gel with Scott's sense of self. Giannini’s fantastic world forces us to tackle our own questions of identity, responsibility, and free-will. Scott Too ultimately serves as a philosophical mirror, not only for Scott Alvin, but for ourselves.”
N O V E L E X C E R P T :
a reading from Scott Too
by Victor Giannini Writers Speak Series, Manhattan
N T E R V I E W S :
Victor Giannini at Writers Speak Q&A Writers Speak Series, Manhattan
H O R T F I C T I O N :
The Bar Exam
by Tara Campbell The bar is high for men who want to date, but Diana, one of the government's enforcers of dating etiquette, takes special interest in a candidate.
No Longer Them
by Nik Klima A gang of scientifically-minded miscreants join up in a cabin in the woods to synthesize the world's latest wonder-drug.
The High Cost of Wishing
by V. Moody A young woman discovers the price of success is far greater than she imagined. Sacrifices need to be made, and she doesn't get to choose who they'll be.
by J.Rohr From a digital graveyard, a man is forced to relive his life as a form of reality entertainment for the world.