Friday, March 11, 2011

William Preston's Old (Big) Man

If you're a fan of the 1930s pulp hero Doc Savage, then there are two recent stories by an author named William Preston that you definitely need to read. The first is called 'Helping Them Take the Old Man Down', and it originally appeared in the March 2010 issue of Asimov's Science fiction Magazine, and is now available at the author's blog as a pdf file. I'll supply a link at the bottom of the post. The second is called 'Clockworks' and it's in the issue of Asimov's that's on the stands right now. (April/May 2011)
I don't want to give away too much about the plots so I'll just say that I think Phillip Jose Farmer would have been very pleased with this take on the Man of Bronze. The stories are well thought out and Clockworks especially has some nice SF turns. Not to mention Mr. Preston writes very well. Now hurry over and pick up this month's Asimov's SF Mag, and check out the first tale here:

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