Matter of Certain Gravity
||These stories (with the exception of
"Internal Uprising") were written between 1995 (post-college)
and 1997 (pre-novel #1). Short stories, while great fun to write as
well as read, have absolutely no commercial worth, other than use
as an advertisement for an author. Of if an author is lucky enough
to have two or three successful novels, perhaps their publisher can
be coerced into the risk of releasing a collection of short stories,
which is a sweet financial coup for the writer – making money
out of something you had laying around already. Other than that, they
really don't get much exposure, (which seems odd in this go-go, cut-to-the-quick
computer age,) unless you happen to win an award from one of those
by-English-professors, for-English-professors "contests"
that various university-related presses run. It's always good to have
an award on your resume, I guess.