Clash of the Geeks

16 Dec

Clash of the Geeks

Clash of the Geeks

Language: English

Pages: 41

ISBN: 2:00037347

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi and Subterranean Press are proud to announce the publication of Clash of the Geeks, a special and fantastical electronic chapbook featuring stories by Wheaton, Scalzi, New York Times bestseller Patrick Rothfuss, Norton Award winner and Hugo Best Novel nominee Catherynne M. Valente, Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Rachel Swirsky and others, for the benefit of the Michigan/Indiana affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America.




















spirits of his ancestors had been fed, he thanked them for their sacrifice, and begged them to guide him in the coming battle. He placed his axe and shield on the path, lay down next to them on the hard ground, and waited for sleep to arrive. It came slowly, as if it, too, had to climb the mountain to reach him. In the dream, he was a boy, and Rek was barely a man. It was Choosing Day, and he stood in the pen with the other boys who had just come of age. A score of UnicornPegasusKittens, still

didn’t know any orcs. He never spent any time with orcs. And Oxford was—and still is, I’ll have you know—a hotbed of irrational anti-orc sentiment. Going to Tolkien for your orc history is like going to Shakespeare to learn the truth about Richard III. It’s all propaganda and lies. Anyway, lots of people these days are part orc. Famous people. And not just the ugly ones, or pro wrestlers. Angelina Jolie is part orc. Q: Is she. Scalzi: When she played Grendel’s mother in Beowulf, it was

Scalzorc/Clown Wheaton/Kittytrice Auditions A One Act Play Bedtime Story The Making of the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten Art: A Transcript of an Interview with John Scalzi

shipments of absinthe, their personal masseuses—so necessary to soothe the psychic musculature—their first class tickets to various inspiring locales? And a prophet without such things could hardly be trusted to predict his own lunch. If he was any good, his customers would happily resurface his foyer with Italian marble and fill his hot tubs with champagne. Who would not, to know the future? But certainly, as a clever reader, you will have spotted the conflict of interest. No one wishes to pay

water, and hide until everything is better again and you can be in your electrified stories once more.” And finally, because he will fear dying, and because he will want to live long enough to be a beautiful angel of stories again, and because all sons balk against their fathers, and because he will truly love Donut, who did not care that he used to be on television, only that he was her wuddly-bear, Wil Wheaton will let the UniPegaKitten perform surgery on him with her claws, and he will only

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