Holy crap, The Second To Last Human Alive is currently (as I write this, not necessarily as you read it) number 6 in science fiction. For the record the preceding sentence was written forever ago. It's basically a memorial at this point. Don't touch it, it might crumble.

I'm going to stop talking about what I'm going to write next and, in so doing, stop constantly making a liar out of myself.

If you're here because you liked Second To Last Human Alive and want to read something similar, Everything You Know Is Wrong is its close cousin. They're both picaresque comedic time travel parodies, but Everything You Know is a parody of conspiracy theories and alternate history instead of science fiction (although both of those things contain science fiction elements, so...). There are deliberate parallels between them (especially in A Fly In The Ointment) and I consider them sister works. City of Sinister Angles also has a similar sense of humor, but a darker tone and a fantasy setting.

I'm fond of strange fiction, that odd umbrella category from the days of the pulps that was eventually broken up into science fiction, fantasy, et al. I also love tiny highly specific genres like wuxia, gothic-punk or weird westerns. My own writing tends towards either science fiction or wuxia (and my sci-fi skews comic) but I've been known to wet my beak in fantasy.

I do critique stories by request but I am pedantic and mean, not necessarily in that order. I'm the man you come to when you're willing to have your feelings hurt in order to improve your writing, not the man you come to when you want your ego stroked or for a backdoor way to get extra reads.

I'm also always interested in reading wuxia stories, so feel free to recommend any (even your own). Please have an understanding of what the genre entails first, though.
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