Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Scribblerati


I know it's been awhile since I was last regularly posting, the blog has seemed a little deserted lately and you're probably out there wondering why. You'll find the answer over at the Scribblerati blog where I address the current question that has been dominating my writing life at the moment: "I've finally got my new laptop, but how do I get back into my WIP?" Click here, swing on over and check it out. Then keep an eye out here as sometime next week I'm planning on having some new stuff posted for you, a little bit of nonsense and maybe a big update or two. See you then...

Later Gators,
Jon

Friday, March 22, 2013

Geared up


My new Deck has finally arrived.

"He closed his eyes.
Found the ridged face of the power stud.
And in the bloodlit dark behind his eyes, silver phosphenes boiled in from the edge of space, hypnagogic images jerking past like a film compiled of random frames. Symbols, figures, faces, a blurred, fragmented mandala of visual information.
Please, he prayed, now-
A gray disk, the color of Chiba sky.
Now-
Disk beginning to rotate, faster, becoming a sphere of paler gray. Expanding-
And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity. Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America, and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of the military systems, forever beyond his reach.
And somewhere he was laughing, in a white-painted loft, distant fingers caressing the deck, tears of release streaking his face."

--William Gibson, Neuromancer