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Is this your card?

Trick question: it's my card. My author trading card from Walter Day's science fiction collection, to be precise. Huge thanks to Mr. Day for creating these cards (which I've been lowkey obsessing about for years now), and special thanks to my friend Cat Rambo who recommended me for inclusion in this historical archive! (Speaking of Cat, check out her latest book, You Sexy Thing, described as "Farscape meets The Great British Bake-Off.")

ANYWAY. As you can see above, I've now got quite a few of these professionally printed collector's items burning a hole in my... office space, and given the dearth of in-person event opportunities these days, I'm going to run a giveaway here for you lucky people! Here's the deal:

Anyone who completes this form during the month of January, 2022, will receive an autographed trading card in the mail. I'll pay postage costs to anywhere in the world and confirm by email when it's sent. Please be patient! Your card will also arrive with instructions for a follow-up activity (totally optional, just for fun).

This is a limited time offer, as I'm hoping I'll soon have more chances to foist these objects on unsuspecting passersby in person. But hey, you opted in to this newsletter, so you might actually want one of these bad boys. Push the button, <<First Name>>!

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Can't Stop Won't Stop

Two more Curious Fictions originals are now FREE to read on my website:

In audiobook news, I finally had a chance to listen to Rachel Bloom's I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, which is every bit as hilarious and raw a thing as you'd expect from the star of TV's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the creator of the Hugo Award-nominated music video "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury." Now I'm most of the way through Tom Phillips' Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up, perfectly narrated by Nish Kumar.

(Fair warning: the book titles above link to, where you can shop online while also supporting your local bookstore; and everything else is a possibly relevant but definitely amusing YouTube video.)

Tye and Alice stayed home for the holidays
This music video is perhaps the only thing that Ursula K. Le Guin and Oscar Hammerstein II have in common. Make me a liar, Fish.
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