Behold, the Dawning of a New Literary Movement.

Squidpunk. My own contribution to this groundbreaking anthology will be called “Tentacles of Vague Unease”.

This entry was written by Peter Watts , posted on Saturday October 20 2007at 10:10 am , filed under misc, writing news . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

8 Responses to “Behold, the Dawning of a New Literary Movement.”

  1. They might as well just call it “Insert joke about bad sushi here” I.J.A.S.H. It has a nice ring to it don’t you think? Mmmm Ammonia. 😉

    Da’ schmeef

  2. a little embarrassingly, i am disappointed to learn that this is not real.

  3. I would -so- read a story by that title. Seafood Science Fiction anyone?

  4. Peter –
    just read ‘Hierarchy of Contempt’, and you are my new literary superhero.

    I’m forced to use a pseudonym though, to avoid the persecution of the respectable.

    That’s a lie; I still have pretensions of joining their ranks some day.

    C
    ps. your site has broken links in the updates section – i think you need to add the /real/ directory for the left menu (only in updates.html.)

  5. So this wasn’t real after all? I dismissed this as unfunny the first time I saw it, then later noticed that the first word was a hyperlink (insert comment about site colors here); then briefly thought it was real until I read the comments of that entry.

    Bleh. Well, there’s always Sheena 5.

  6. The specific origins of ‘squidpunk’ are here, in the introduction and comments.

  7. Dal said…

    just read ‘Hierarchy of Contempt’, and you are my new literary superhero.

    Why, thank you. It’s especially satisfying to achieve superherodom not through the eloquence of my fiction, but through the trashing of a Canadian legend’s disingenuousness. (Although evidently she’s backed down somewhat in the meantime. There comes a point where no matter how hard you squint, you just can’t convince yourself that the sky is green.)

    ps. your site has broken links in the updates section

    Fixed. Thanks.

  8. Well, the mantis shrimp has trinocular vision in each eye, so maybe it was meant that the eyes of the squid in question are binocular individually? I’ve never heard of that property being found in squid eyes, though.