This is the final assignment for ‘Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature’ at P2PU.org (yes, it’s late), writing a short work of fiction based on what we’ve, uh, learned. So here is the first story I’ve written in about 18 years, presented for your reading pleasure in what ‘The Complete Idiots Guide to Publishing Science Fiction’ tells me is the ancient traditional manuscript format.
“Somehow in between jerking off Bruce with one hand and using the other to piss all over this generation’s social network practices, economical and environmental crises, you managed to put Magritte in a crackpipe and smoke him. o_O”
- Benjamin Becker
Download New Old Treachery (.pdf, 2500 words.)
Comments are welcome, especially if you have any actual editorial experience your feedback would be wildly appreciated. Send me email. If you would like to swear at me for wasting your time that’s cool too, but do keep in mind that your submission will be subject to review. Only the very best insults will make it through, so please put some effort into it.
Thanks to Laurian for having run this course even though nobody actually adhered to the schedule in any way at all. I was entertained and informed, so the whole P2PU must be good for something. Now I’m going to have to go and find something else to rant about.