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The Inferior 4+1 is a Livejournal community maintained by Paul, lizhand, Paul Witcover, lucius-t and ljgoldstein.

Recent posts:

  • New ON BOOKS Column July 31, 2014
    My newest column at ASIMOV'S:http://www.asimovs.com/2014_09/onbooks.shtml
  • New Review at the B&NR July 30, 2014
    Nick Harkaway's third novel is superb. And check out the redesign of the Barnes & Noble Review site!http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/tigerman/
  • My Books Become E-books... July 26, 2014
    My books are being converted to e-books by Open Road Media.  I just saw the covers and thought they were pretty great (though can you call something a cover if it doesn't, y'know, cover anything?).  I can't post them until they're okayed, but if you're interested, keep an eye out here.
  • New Review at the B&NR July 24, 2014
    I take a look at Paul Park's new novel:http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-Speculator/All-Those-Vanished-Engines/ba-p/13299
  • New Review at LOCUS ONLINE July 19, 2014
    I look at a pair of good story collections:http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2014/07/paul-di-filippo-reviews-scott-nicolay-and-rhys-hughes/
  • New Review at LOCUS ONLINE July 16, 2014
    I look at some essays on SF:http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2014/07/paul-di-filippo-reviews-vintage-visions/

(Originally posted at The Inferior 4+1, November 25th 2012)

The year was 1965, and I was eleven years old and in love with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. I had read the paperbacks that accompanied the series, and even subscribed to the digest magazine of the same name. So, naturally, I thought I could write my own adventure starring my heroes.

I laboriously typed up the tale, and bound it with cardboard and cellophane tape (now yellowed flakes). The first jpeg shows the little cover flap with blurb designed to lure readers into the tale.

I might have shown it to my best friend Stephen Antoniou, who was equally besotted with the show, but certainly it never passed through many hands. Almost fifty years old, it remains as my one and only foray into fanfic. My first “published” work?

If you click on the images, you can read some of the text, if you’re so inclined.