The Children of Main Street

The December issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is here, bringing my story The Children of Main Street along with it. The cover art, as always, is gorgeous, and there’s lots of other good stuff in the issue, too. You should really go check it out, and not just because I said so. Here’s a little sample of my story to get you started:

The first thing the children of the colony learned after the ship landed was how to change genders. You can read the rest over at Clarkesworld.

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7 Responses to The Children of Main Street

  1. I am so overjoyed for you. Instapapering it now!

  2. Jeff – Thanks! And thanks again for the feedback.

    Mark – Thank you for stopping by, and for the great review!

  3. It really was a wonderful story. I find my thoughts circling back to it again and again in the days following reading it. Thank you.

  4. Thanks, Kelly! I really enjoyed your story in the issue, too!

  5. Hi, I wanted to pop by and say I read your story at Clarkesworld and lend my support for what a great theme you tackled. I really liked how you expressed the difference between gender and sexuality, and the evolution of both.

    While I’m not a fan of the “golden age” style of writing (my personal opinion), I thought it was a great foil for themes that barely got air during the male driven golden age. The juxtaposition of pulp style versus some deep themes was intriguing.

  6. Thanks, Amanda. The style vs. the substance of the story was definitely something I wanted to play with in this piece, so I’m glad to hear it worked for you!