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Down the Rabbit Hole, part 2: A Photo Essay

Circle the wagons, boys and girls!*

“Defensive formation! Everyone to their positions!”

“I’m sick and tired of these motherfucking feminists on the motherfucking wagon!”

“All your dues are belong to us.”

We are one! Like Voltron!”

“Maybe if I keep my mouth shut, I’ll get on the Nebula ballot. Loose lips sink careers!”

*Legal note: Dogs in dramatic depiction of wagon-circlin’ may be cuter and classier than actual participants of wagon-circlin’.

Thu, August 31 2006 » ?!?!?, Fiction

12 Responses

  1. Gwenda August 31 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    But the dog’s so cute!

  2. Susan Groppi August 31 2006 @ 2:08 pm


    (There was an episode of This American Life a while back with a segment about a guy who tried to launch The Puppy Channel on cable. The theme song went something like “Puppies puppies puppies puppies puppies puppies puppies puppies PUPPIES!” I’ll sing it for you sometime, if you like. The point is, I’m singing it to myself right now.)

  3. chance August 31 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    Legal note: Dogs in dramatic depiction of wagon-circlin’ may be cuter and classier than actual participants of wagon-circlin’.

    *dies laughing* ain’t that the truth.

  4. Dave Schwartz August 31 2006 @ 2:11 pm

    Shouldn’t there be a “get off my lawn” puppy?

    Or is that a given?

  5. Jackie M. August 31 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    Get off my lawn… please?

  6. Susan Groppi August 31 2006 @ 2:57 pm

    Not fair! Now I want a puppy.

  7. Julia August 31 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    Kudos, we cat people could never pull off something like this.

  8. David Moles August 31 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    Is there actual wagon-circling going on? If so, where? I might want to let loose a few arrows.

  9. Alan August 31 2006 @ 4:34 pm


  10. Christopher August 31 2006 @ 6:06 pm

    Moles, you’re like, HOURS behind! Whole new communites have risen and fallen! Beloved figures have shown surprising faces, people you wouldna thotit turned up to fight the good fight! Professional organization Presidents accused of infamy!

    Ask Chance. I’m exhausted.

  11. David Moles September 1 2006 @ 1:36 am

    Damn time zones.

  12. Jeff VanderMeer September 1 2006 @ 11:56 am

    Fucking awesome.


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