Have you been keeping track of all my releases this month? We’re up to three now, with more to come! (And you can preorder Astounding! at 30% off! The sale ends June 14).
This story is a little unusual for me, in that I wrote the first few paragraphs some time ago but then let it sit. I almost always finish what I start. But I knew this one was going to be fairly dark and other deadlines were pressing, so I put it aside. But I really wanted to write it!
The feeling of a story is often as important to me as plot and characters, and this one felt a little like a 1930s noir tale–think Dashiell Hammett–and a little like Ray Bradbury in an especially dark mood. So yeah–if Dashiell Hammett and Ray Bradbury had a gay love child, it would be “Corruption.”
Anyway, I am very pleased with how the story came out, and I hope you will be too. You can read it–and several other terrific tales–now. And you can get the book for 40% off!