Monday, April 16, 2007

RGR Issue 20

Ray Gun Revival Issue #20 is ready to blast off!

Final Exam by Edward McKeown
New Mexico desert, 1950s: boy meets monster in a battle to save earth.

Jasper Squad: Choices by Paul Christian Glenn
Serial Fiction
The crew of the Jasper are on the run from their own government, and they don’t know why. But can these people really trust each other with their lives?

The Adventures of the Sky Pirate: "Cliffhanger" by Johne Cook
Serial Fiction
This episode starts and ends with a cliff, has espionage, counter-espionage, a love triangle, and the birth of an entirely new scientific principle.

Memory Wipe, Chapter Ten: "Descent" by Sean T.M. Stiennon
Serial Fiction
Takeda and his companions arrive in orbit around Nihil only to find that someone else is there ahead of them—the alien assassin Lashiir, out for their blood.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ray Gun Radio is back!

Ray Gun Radio is back!

Episode 8 is now live as of 4/9/07!

You'll hear:
  • Galaxy Store written and read by Scott Sandridge
  • Interview with Scott Sandridge
  • "Am I Awake" by They Might Be Giants
  • Gits in Space

Transport on over and check it out!

Transport to Ray Gun Radio Now!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yet another work anecdote....

A local sports event packed our store with customers one weekend, and the company decided to run a contest that same weekend as well to get the salespeople pumped: the employees of the store that had the highest sales for that weekend in our district would all win a blazer.

And some blazer. It was a cheap, black windbreaker with the company logo. Big whoop. I already had one, won at an earlier promotion. Why would I need another?

Obviously, our newest employee, brash, cocky, and irritating already, thought he needed one, and badly. He was busting his gut trying to sell all weekend. It didn't matter if the customer wanted an alarm clock, batteries, or a R59 cable for their TV—he sweated blood trying to sell the big items, a new computer, a digital satellite system, a cell phone.

I was faintly amused at his energy, but didn't pay much attention to him—as I said, it was a busy weekend, so I was swamped.

Just as I approached the door to the back room, I heard laughter and Mr. Energy came barreling through, red-faced. I entered the back room to find my colleagues all either doubled over laughing or wiping tears from their eyes.

“What?” I asked.

“I guess he won’t be so anxious for our store to win the contest now,” remarked one as he chortled.

“Why? What’s going on?”

“Oh, it’s too rich,” another answered through his laughter. “He thought we were going to win Blazers.”

I was lost. “Yeah...?”

“You know—the kind with four wheels and a gas tank.”

I stared at them, my mouth hanging open. “Our best weekend wouldn’t pay for half of one of those. He didn’t really think we would each win one if our store won the contest!”

“Oh, yes, he did!”

The men continued laughing, but I just stood, shocked at the brainpower needed to come up with that sort of logic. Of course, this same employee bragged he was ‘the third best computer expert on the east coast’ yet fried his computer when he installed new RAM backwards...


Monday, April 02, 2007

Ray Gun Revival #19

Ray Gun Revival Issue #19 has made it past the dimensional boundaries!

Nor to the Strong by Michael Merriam
A weary soldier must come to grips with the line between being a warrior and being a murderer.

It Happened One Sunday by Tim Baer
Something crashes into the parking lot of the Church one Sunday morning...

Deuces Wild: "In the Lap of the Gods, part four" by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
Can our heroes escape the self-destructing palace of the dead Eridani emperor?

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