Progress Report: May 11/12, 2020 by Jeff Baker.

Not much to report today: I proofread the Queer Sci-Fi column that needs to be posted. And I wrote the Friday Flash Fiction story for the week; probably influenced by my reading of some of L. Frank Baum’s short stories, especially the “Animal Fairy Tales.” As I said earlier, I have a longer story in the pipe also influenced by Baum’s prairie stories.

On the reading front, I have a few anthologies with some of Mike Resnick’s “Harry The Book” stories that I haven’t read. He wanted to put them all in a collection; it would be a short one, but it would be worth it. They are Runyonesque Sci-Fi, which could be a separate genre.

Also, I have NESFA Press’ collection of Walter Jon Williams’ stories from a few years back. I haven’t read a lot of Williams (although I think I saw him at Worldcon in KC a few years ago) and he is excellent.

Sad is the news that Marty Pasko has died: I first read his name in the letter columns of DC Comics in the early 70s, he went on to write for comics and TV. he was on social media, I wish I’d contacted him to say “Hi,” and tell him what an influence comics were on my budding writer’s imagination.

Didn’t intend to write this much, but that’s it for now.

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