Galley Table Episode Three

October 1, 2010
Galley Table Episode Three

In episode three we had a biiiig table. The topic of conversation ran form the increasing legitimacy of electronic publishing to how to end a short story and link it to a later novel. Guests: Zack Ricks Jeff Hite Timothy Ward Doc Coleman of the Nifty Tech Blog David Sobkowiak and Laura Frechette of Scrivener’s […]

Oct 1 Daily Writing Prompt

October 1, 2010
Oct 1 Daily Writing Prompt

Today’s writing prompt is:

“The man came up the path short of breath, but trying desperately not to show it.”

The Handy Man by Jennifer Hudock

Our first story is from Jennifer Hudock. We want to thank her for letting us use this chilling little tale and ask you to support her work by visiting her site and buying the Dark Journeys collection. So, without further ado, here is The Handy Man: Cleveland liked to take things apart and put them …Read the Rest

Let the Carnival Begin!

October 1, 2010
Let the Carnival Begin!

It’s a twisted one, but we here at Abattoir want to bring you an October that you will not soon forget. Black cotton candy served by a clown with shiny eyes, rides controlled be men with the whiff of asylum air still hovering around them, and a haunted house where you just might end up …Read the Rest

Blio e-Reader

September 29, 2010
Blio e-Reader

Blio, a new reader from Ray Kurtzweil, is something I had been looking forward to. It was released today, and unfortunately isn’t ready for prime time.

Salesman Pete and the Amazing Stone from Outer Space

I like my Sci Fi with the occasional dose of the absurd so I thought I’d share this quirky little short with you.
Featured Animated Short: Salesman Pete and the Amazing Stone from Outer Space.

Salesman Pete from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.
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Galley Table Episode Two

September 25, 2010
Galley Table Episode Two

Episode two is all about “deep reading” and storytelling.
Guests:
Doc Coleman of the Nifty Tech Blog
Mentioned:
SFGate article on deep reading
Metamor City
Ender’s Game Review

Pirate’s Cove

September 22, 2010
Pirate’s Cove

Like Skype I am saying take a deep breath.  You will need it when we keel haul you.  No, seriously you will be underwater a while. We are building a new island in the chain of islands that make up the the Flying Islands.  This is the island that is a little harder to get […]

About Abattoir

September 22, 2010
About Abattoir

The tile is stark white and the stainless steel work table gleams. Every knife, hook, cleaver and saw stand ready, shining in the harsh fluorescents. Save for a traces of pink at the edge of the floor drains, you’d never know how this room looked while in use. Still, in spite of the order, fear …Read the Rest

Interview With Author Alice Kemp

September 21, 2010
Interview With Author Alice Kemp

Alice Kemp wrote “Mr. Silky” for issue two. It’s a science fiction story about the repercussions of an illegal pet trade. What current/classic authors inspire you? Arthur C. Clarke, Poe, Lovecraft What was the inspiration for you story? I actually can’t think of a specific inspiration; it just sort of sprang full-blown from my head, […]

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