New Story Forthcoming
Here it is, March already, and the February issue of Wired Tales still isn’t ready yet. This month’s story is in decent shape, but it’s not ready for primetime yet. It needs another couple of revision passes before it’s up to your high standards. Please stand by.
Inside the Business of Selling Human Body Parts →
Underground Caverns Keep Things Cold, Safe… and... →
From the raw ore of WIRED Magazine, Will Hindmarch smelts two tales of confused...– Kenneth Hite, author of Tour De Lovecraft: The Tales and Trail of Cthulhu.
How a Remote Town in Romania Has Become Cybercrime... →
“’Were you sent by Barack Obama?’ he asks. I say that I wasn’t, and everyone but me lights cigarettes.” — from the article by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
justbeforesleep-deactivated2011 asked: I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed The Pharmaware Rep! It was a nice little bite-sized read, yet the characters were interesting and the story was well paced. I read it with Kindle for PC; will you continue to release your stories for Kindle?
Organized Crime, The World's Largest Social... →
The Pharmaware Rep in .mobi Format →
Click above or right here to get “The Pharmaware Rep,” the first story in Wired Tales issue #1, in Kindle-friendly .mobi format. This is an experiment, to make sure that my formatting works, so please forgive any irregularities in the text. Future stories will be available in more formats, I hope. Thanks for reading!
About Issue 1
As it says inside issue #1, this is a lark—a fun exercise that I’ve set down to challenge myself. The challenge: write a story or two based on every issue of Wired magazine that comes out in 2011. Some stories will be weird fiction, some will be speculative, all will stem from the ideas stirred up by the most recent issue of the magazine. It would be wrong for me to not also mention Weird...
Download Issue 1 →
Issue 1 is a PDF (1.2 MB) containing two stories: “The Pharmaware Rep” and “You, Invader.”
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness →
The struggles over the DSM V, from Wired 19.01
A Report on the Format
Will: Individual issues of Wired Tales are available as PDFs.
Will: This site contains snippets of stories, links to inspiring articles, quotes of interest from the inspiring issue, and other items associated with the individual stories.
Will: Each issue features an about-the-issue blog entry and, if they come in, I may answer questions about the individual stories here on the site.
And yet, because the bots’ behavior isn’t based on human thought...– Steven Levy, “The A.I. Revolution,” Wired 19.01
A Note on Affiliation
Will: This is just a short note to clarify that Wired Tales is not officially endorsed by, or affiliated with, any other magazine or publication.
Weird Tales →
Being the home of Weird Tales magazine.
Wired Magazine →
Being the home of Wired magazine.
You left that house knowing the worst had happened. You’d been found out....– from an earlier draft of “You, Invader”