Look at what arrived a couple of weeks ago: the ARC of the Inhuman Peace, the second book in my Commonwealth Empire trilogy! I’m told by Gautam Shenoy that the books have already started showing up in bookstores, so . . . it’s out?? It’s out!So I’m actually quite happy that this book is out,… Continue reading The Inhuman Peace is out!
by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne A story from the Salvage Crew universe BOOT CYCLE 3,0402CLEAR BUFFER I left home when I was three. Or rather, I should say they made me leave. I would have stayed there forever, surrounded by the comforting glow of florescent lights.But instead they threw us all out.My first memories of childhood are… Continue reading ODYSSEUS
by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne First published in Chronicle Worlds: Crime and Punishment (Future Chronicles 21) “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit, what I shall soon cease to be – a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and intolerable… Continue reading Beatnik
by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne First published 2018, in Future Visions (Goodreads link) I wish my mother would die. A son is not supposed to say such things, but there comes a time. Look at her, now. All alone in this dark room. It stinks of dying––you know that rotting, sickly-sweet smell that old people give off,… Continue reading The Writing Contest
by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne First published 2019, in Horizons Beyond (Goodreads link) It was when the riot began that Jordan noticed that his arms were missing. The other students, of course, never noticed: they screamed, they charged, and when the dust settled, their bodies lay scattered across the ground, knocked down like so many bowling… Continue reading Ozymandias