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Today I’d like to feature two projects. One that has finished, and one that is just beginning. Both are serialized narratives, continuing stories released in bite-sized chunks very similar to the webcomic model. Both made by super awesome wonderful people of wit, intelligence, and talent. And both worth checking out, if you’re a fan of fiction!
The Only City Left
The Only City Left by Andy Goldman is a story that was told in an incredible 89 parts and was created between February 2012 and finished October 2013! This sci-fi adventure also attracted the attention of the Webcomic Beacon, who did a reading of the first three parts, if you’d prefer an introduction in audio form. What’s it about? Well, to use Andy’s words:
“Allin Arcady is a young man fighting to survive in the depths of the planet-sized city known as Earth. In the far future, the City is falling apart and most humans are gone, but danger abounds. Allin wants to survive long enough to reach the Roof of the World and see the Sun at least once in his life. But as much as Allin runs, he cannot escape his own past, and the Sun has never seemed further away.”
Those of you that listen to our podcast, The Moko Expedition, have become familiar with my good friend Matthew Parker. Well, he’s been threatening (I mean promising) to start a serial novel project of his own, full of the wit, humor, and excitement that he so exemplifies. This week he launched the website for Border, KS. With the tagline of “Isn’t Kansas a little northern for Southern Gothic?” I’m already intrigued by what Matt’s going to bring us. He promises that “The supernatural, the magical, the living and the dead and the in-between all have their place in the Border,” and I’m sure that we as readers will soon find it a place to call home too!