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Good News of the Day

Happy announcement: My story "Expert Adman" is out now in issue 113 of Space&Time Magazine. Squee!

And going through my friendlist, I couldn't help but notice the many nominations for the Nebula Award. Congratulations to [info]j_cheney[info]ckastens[info]aliettedb - And the other nominees of course :-)

Hope you all have a happy day!

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vaughan_stanger
Feb. 23rd, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
Nice start to the day. Congratulations!
jakobdrud
Feb. 23rd, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
Thanks. Good news always makes for a good day :-)
asakiyume
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I wish there were a way to order just one issue--I'd very much like to read your story and get a look at the magazine, but it seems you have to commit to an entire subscription.
jakobdrud
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
I think you can buy just one issue if you're interested. (http://spaceandtimemagazine.com/wp/subscriptions/)

But... I have another idea. They're shipping me two contributor's copies. I'll send one of them to you, on the condition that you send it to another LJ-user and have that reader send it to another and so on. I'd love to hear the tale of issue 113's travels round the globe :-)
asakiyume
Feb. 24th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Oh you're right! There it is down there.

Let me buy a single issue then--that's better: it supports the magazine, which I like to do.

Thanks for pointing it out--I don't know how I failed to notice. I must have not scrolled all the way down.

And thanks for your offer, too. I promise I'll share the issue I buy, so that we have the same effect. And this way you're saved making an overseas mailing :-)
asakiyume
Mar. 4th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Expert Adman
I loved your use of the language of current graphic tools in this ("with my advanced graphic overlays and paintbrush routines I edit out the stains on their clothes"). Also, I loved that although most ads are whisked away, some remain--that was a creepy and realistic detail, when you consider how powerful companies and brands can and do indeed monopolize our visual space. I also liked that the gun dealership is made deliberately scary and shady-seeming (and that he had been the one to design it so) for the sake of entertaining the bored middle class, and I liked the detail that with concentration and effort, Peiter is able to bring into focus things that his surgery has been designed to hide from him. From the time he comes into the gun shop, I could pretty much guess how the story was going to end, but the recursiveness of his looking at the billboard that broadcasts what he sees is very cool.
jakobdrud
Mar. 4th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Expert Adman
Thanks! My reaction to your praise was really *wow*.

The selective ads were actually where the story began. Advertisers (and I work in that business) work hard to warp reality for potential buyers. Take Kellogg's Cornflakes, for instance. Here in Denmark they are currently presented as 'The Original' recipe, handmade by the master himself, etc. But if you've seen the inside of their production facility - the kettles, the ship-loads of corn and industrial sugar - you know they're trying to mess with your view of reality. That's what Peiter's world view has become.

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jakobdrud
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
It's nice, isn't it? :-)
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jakobdrud
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
Thanks :-)
ckastens
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

And thanks!
jakobdrud
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
And thank you :-)
musingaloud
Feb. 23rd, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Woo Hoo~ Congrats, Jakob!!!!
jakobdrud
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, Pam!
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