New Lucifer Jones Story

“King and Mrs. Kong”, the 49th Lucifer Jones story, was just posted on the Subterranean Magazine web site. You can find it at:

Lucifer, my favorite of all my characters,  is joined by some old friends — Capturin’  Clyde
Calhoun and Rosepetal Schultz — and a couple of very large new ones. Hope you enjoy it.


About Mike

According to Locus, I am the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. I have won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Croatia, Catalonia, and Poland. I'm and author of 74 novels, over 260 stories, and 3 screenplays, and the editor of 42 anthologies. My work has been translated into 27 languages. I am currently the editor of the Stellar Guild line of books, and Galaxy's Edge magazine.
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2 Responses to New Lucifer Jones Story

  1. I’ve always admired good, successful writers like you! Glad I found your page and all these news about your works! Keep the good work going!
    Yet, don’t you think old, typical characters in fantasy/sci-fy genre like little green men, astronauts with space suits, human-like creatures, wizards with sharp hats, dragons, vampires, princesses, kings, etc are too odrinary already? That’s why writers must strive to create new characters, creatures (weightless korks, fish-keepers, rock pieces, one-eyeds, Brown faces, fiery men, are some of mine, hope I’m right to do that?).
    Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of my water dragons’ hunters – my Tale Of the Rock Pieces).

    • mike says:

      Thanks for the kind words. As for what kinds of characters and creatures to use, the only answer is: interesting ones. And to me (and clearly not to all science fiction and fantasy writers), the most interesting characters have always been men and women. After all, a real alien would probably inhale chlorine, excrete bricks, and smell colors, and be truly incomprehensible — so when I do create an alien, or some supernatural critter, he’s usually there as a metaphor for some facet of the human condition.

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