Q: What’s your favorite kind of pie?
A: Humble pie is likely what’s best for me.
Ted S. Bushman’s story “Endless” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 19 February 2021. My story “Endless” definitely emerged from a seedbed of some of my most fundamental influences, the first being that the setting evokes the far-flung-future science fantasy settings pioneered by Jack Vance’s Dying Earth and Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. The world of “Endless” feels like a fantasy, with a blacksmith and a sword and a wondrous city, but repeatedly …
In Malanihayata, the Ever-Changing City, there existed myriad ways for a smith to die.
Ted S. Bushman’s journey began when he found a clutch of yellowing science fiction novels on his dad’s bookshelf. When he isn’t inventing strange worlds, he can be found directing a volunteer choir, exploring a National Park, or hosting a board game night.