Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rip's Saga Continues

A while back, you may recall, I kicked off David Cranmer's epic time-travel adventure serial A Rip Through Time with A Rip Through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device. In fact, Rip was so well received, it's been included in P&E's Reader's Poll of the best short sf and fantasy published in 2010 (voting for which is open to the public, should you decide you dug the tale enough to swing a vote my way. Yes, there seem to be two entries; hopefully, they'll fix that glitch and count the votes for both.)

But Rip's tale is far from over. David Cranmer, the Doc Berlin of our little operation, has some details up on his blog about Rip's, uh, future (hey, gimme a break; you try talking about where this story's going without lapsing into accidental time-travel punnery). And over at Beat to a Pulp, Charles Gramlich takes the reins of the story, delivering A Rip Through Time: Battles, Broadswords, and Bad Girls. (See what I did there, Charles? Reins? On account of there are horses? Ah, forget it; there's apparently no such thing as a good time-travel joke.) Charles brings his own unique flavor to Rip's tale, and broadens Rip's universe considerably. Having experienced this installment as an audience member (seriously -- my first peek was nary a week ago), it's wild to see just how unpredictable a story can be when filtered through the lens of another writer, another perspective. It's a daring experiment, and one whose conclusion I, for one, eagerly await.