September 22nd, 2011


Remember That Time I Broke the Sexbot?

Bram Stoker Award- and International Horror Guild Award-nominated author Nick Mamatas (nihilistic_kid on LJ) has a dark and twisted science fiction short story up at the new website for the old, possibly revived for just one issue magazine The Revelator. It's a story starring me, by the way, which I think makes it so much more interesting than the rest of his body of work, in which I do not appear. So if you've always wanted to read a story about me testing my mettle against an industrial-strength sexbot for the good of all humankind, now's your chance! I know, it's like a dream come true, right?

Read "Nick Kaufmann, Last of the Red-Hot Superwhores." (It is, as the name suggests, not safe for work. Or for anyone with good taste, really.)

As a point of interest, "Superwhores" is not the only story in which I make an appearance. There's an Inspector Kaufmann in Jeffrey Ford's "Daddy Long Legs of the Evening," which you can read in Ellen Datlow's anthology Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, and an Isaac Kaufmann in Brian Keene's Marvel Comics miniseries Dead of Night: Devil-Slayer. Additionally, Sarah Langan's story in the September/October 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, called "The Man Inside Black Betty: Is Nicholas Wellington the World's Best Last Hope," originally offered a different surname in the title, until editor Gordon van Gelder asked her to change it because he thought I was too notable in the field, and the use of my name would be too distracting. (Ha!)

One day, all these stories will be collected into a single volume, a "Kaufmannthology" if you will. But until then, you'll just have to seek them out individually. Nick Mamatas' story at the link above is a fine place to start.