Friday, July 29, 2011

and another retry

I've been wondering about another marked for "Gilgamesh" sinch the Zombie Kong Anthology passed on it. It's an odd piece; I essentially rewrote the Gilgamesh Epic updating the characters to the pulp era. Gilgamesh is the "Man of Bronze" who lives on the 86th floor of the tallest zigurat in the city of New Urku, Enkidu is the wild man raised by apes in the jungle, and Humbaba is the giant ape who scales skyscrapers with a pretty woman in his hand. It was as fun as anything to write, but hard to find a market for.

I just sent it off to the good folks at "Strange Horizons".

Fingers crossed.