If you have more ambition for yourself this new year’s day than just staring glassy-eyed into the TV as young men pummel each other in bowl games, allow me to suggest the novella “Lucifugous” by my pal and Campbell Award predecessor Elizabeth Bear, which begins its serialization on the Subterranean Press site today. It’s part of Bear’s upcoming mosaic novel New Amsterdam, also available from Subterranean, which is available for pre-order.
The first chapter of “Lucifugous” is up today; there’ll be another chapter each weekday. And now you have a reason to live, at least for the first couple of weeks of January. After that, hey, pal, you’re on your own.