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January 19, 2006

Subterranean Magazine Update Plus Reminder

For those of you with a vested interest in the Subterranean Magazine issue I'm editing, I'm happy to say that the stories have had their first round of copy edits and have been sequenced, I've written my editorial afterward and sent the whole wad -- 59,300 words or so -- to the Subterranean offices (which to my knowledge are not, in fact, underground). From there the stories will undergo a second round of copyedits, after which other people do mystical, magical things and at the end of it a magazine appears. I think the process involves sacrifices to Chango, the god of Santeria. You never know. Anyway, that's where we are.

Reminder also to tune in here tomorrow for the world premiere of Nick Mamatas and Eliani Torres' short story "Who Put the Bomp?" You can only read it here. And if by some chance you read it elsewhere I want to you to go to the house of the people displaying it and beat them with a hammer.

Well, no, actually, I don't. That's just a lawsuit just waiting to happen. But at least glare at them disapprovingly. Maybe purse your lips, too. That'll make 'em crumble in shame.

Posted by john at January 19, 2006 02:25 PM

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John H | January 19, 2006 03:13 PM

I shall flog them with wet noodles such that FSM will frown upon their unclean personages...

Rob T | January 19, 2006 03:48 PM

FYI, Chango's not the only god (or more properly, orisha ) in Santeria. Wouldn't want them to get pissed off....

John Scalzi | January 19, 2006 03:52 PM

Sigh. It's so hard to keep up with all the pagan gods. See, this is why people went to monotheism -- it's easier to keep track of just one.

Steve chambers | January 19, 2006 04:28 PM

Damn, John you are one funny mo-fo. It's the quick ones that take you by surprise. Thank you for the additional fit of coughing too! Now where's my hammer....