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Kurt Pankau
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Some Thoughts On Inspiration
In what was a first for me, a reader reached out to me through my website to tell me that he was a fan and to ask where I got my inspiration from. I wrote back with an answer, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked my answer, so I've decided to r...
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End Of Year Missive
As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to do a quick post with the current state of the writing. First, I need to mention my biggest sale ever! I placed a piece called " Dry Run" in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show and the new issue went live on C...
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New Fiction: Alienation; Sale: Dry Run
Hey, y'all! Exciting news! First off, a piece I mentioned a few months ago  is now live in NewMyths.com issue 41 . The story is called Alienation , and it's about dating. While being an alien. Scroll down to the Flash section to find it. (Or fine, here's th...
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New Fiction: Ms. Figgle-DeBitt's Home For Wayward A.I.'s
This amusing piece showed up a few weeks ago in Escape Pod . I'd recommend listening to it rather than reading it because the narrator is amazing . I'm very proud of how this story turned out, considering I started writing it with nothing but a zany idea fo...
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Sale: Alienation
I'm pleased to announce that I will have a short story titled "Alienation" appearing in the December issue of NewMyths.com . Stay tuned here for more information. Or, you know, subscribe to them. You do you. ]{p
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Petty Gremlins
Hey, y'all. I wrote a thing. It's rather silly. You can listen to it here:
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New Stories Coming Out Soon!
So I wrote a couple of stories and they will soon be available for you to listen to with your own human ears! On August 9th, I'll have a story on 600 Second Saga . Late October, I'll have a story in Escape Pod . I'll post specific links after they drop, or ...
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Westworld and Meta-Narrative
I have a theory about Westworld . It's not about the world outside the park or whether or not Ed Harris is a cylon. My theory has to do with the show itself, which seems fixated on the concept of narrative. Westworld  is already drawing comparisons to Lost ...
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Her Story
Since I'm not working on a novel right now, I took the opportunity to play through a few PC games that had been on my radar, one of which is Sam Barlow's Her Story . I have some quibbles with it, but on the whole I found it very engaging as a piece of exper...
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Château Soleil: Final Update
Word count: 173,227 Well, it's done. For now. This phase, anyway. Still, this feels like a major accomplishment. It is the largest project I've ever completed, and I'm very happy with the result. Next steps: First, I'm going to put it in a drawer and forget...
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