Thursday, March 8, 2018

See a Penny . . .

My short story "See a Penny . . ." was published earlier this year in the January/February issue of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge Magazine (issue #30). You can buy it in various formats (paper and ebook) here. Or go to Amazon here, where you can buy it for your Kindle or, if you're old-school, in paperback.

I wrote "See a Penny . . ." as a sort of homage to George Clayton Johnson, who is my favorite writer that most people have never heard of. Johnson wrote mainly for television, penning the teleplay (a word that doesn't get used enough these days, I feel) for "The Man Trap," the first episode of Star Trek to grace the television airwaves. He also wrote famously for The Twilight Zone, contributing such episodes as "Kick the Can," "Nothing in the Dark," "A Penny for Your Thoughts," "Execution," and "All of Us are Dying." In addition to writing for the small screen, he co-wrote, with William F. Nolan, the novel Logan's Run, and while he was by no means prolific, he managed to turn out a few really top-notch short stories. That Johnson isn't better remember is a real shame.

I'm glad that "See a Penny . . ." found a home in Galaxy's Edge, which is one of my favorite science fiction magazines being published today.

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