It’s time again for the yearly update to my reader’s picks page. This year I have added five stories:
Prequel by 8 Bit-This is yet another excellent story from 8 Bit. A girl falls under the thrall of a hyperactive, somewhat maladjusted in a very cool way, lesbian who plays games with her and uses her to begin to control others. As usual, this is well written with superb dialouge especially. As a writer myself, I find dialouge hard to write and 8 Bit always does a great job with it.
Just wanted to announce that Simon has updated my reader’s picks page. New stories include:
Viva La Resistance
Mirrored In Your Eyes
Cotton & Cotton, Auto by 8 Bit-Both of these stories take place in the same universe. What works the best in this series is the plot: with all its twists and turns 8-Bit creates a vivid word that keeps me wanting to read more and more. The characters are wonderful as well, the protagonists, with their obvious influence from a certain television lesbian couple of a few years past, are very likeable and given very drawn out backgrounds and lives. The various morality issues brought up are engaging and definitely food for thought. I hope there is more to this series eventually.
The Happily was probably my favorite story published in 2007. Ethically challenged women inadvertently turn another women into an even worse, pretty evil, lesbian Big Bad with a bit of a merciful streak at times. Cool already. I like how Eve created drones without turning to some sort of complex Sci-Fi plot device…I mean, I love Sci-Fi drone stuff but it was refreshing to see something different. The horror movie style “one by one” hunting was well done, but lacked the inevitable, exciting, thrill that other writers on the EMCSA have created. This isn’t really negative however: 8-Bit’s stories are reminding me of a kinder, cuter, Trilby Else.