Saturday, 23 May 2009

More From Mars

The pens are out there

THE Martian fountain pens are out there, it seems, scribbling their way into the meme-sphere of the internet, as I discovered while randomly browsing my way around Google. My collection of short fiction and essays, Attack of the 50-Foot Verbose Mutant Killer Fountain Pens from Mars has turned up on a new site, with a nifty way of on-screen reading.

Fountain Pens From Mars, as I foreshorten it, was released in 2006 under a Creative Commons license. Initially, it was available from my website Tyke Writer Export [now defunct], and then it was listed on Many Books, a site which is dedicated to public domain and Creative Commons literature, from the most ancient classics, through forgotten works, to the latest modern fiction.

Now, as I discovered, the anthology has turned up at, where it can be read in a nifty book-page-like display on screen, complete with animated page turning. The proofing is in the reading, so it will take more than a quick glance to find out how readable this method is, but it is certainly worth a look. And while you're at it, you can check out my fiction and prose work too.

To find the latest incarnation of Attack of the 50-Foot Verbose Mutant Killer Fountain Pens From Mars, then visit


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