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

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  • New Review at the B&NR July 31, 2015
    A debut steampunk novel gets a look from me:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/the-watchmaker-of-filigree-street
  • New Review at LOCUS ONLINE July 30, 2015
    I review three novellas:http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2015/07/paul-di-filippo-reviews-three-novellas/
  • Voting July 24, 2015
    So I went and voted for the Hugos.  The convention has a terrific, very simple interface -- you just rank the candidates and the site saves your votes for you, and if you change your mind you can go back and change it at any time before the deadline.  It was disheartening to see all my votes for No Award in one place, though.The site will be locked down and the votes counted on July 31 (11:59 PM PDT, they say).  So if you're a member and you haven't voted yet, I hope you'll go over and make your voice heard.  You don't have to vote for every candidate or every category -- and if you read or see something you like between now and the deadline you can always add it then.
  • New Review at LOCUS ONLINE July 24, 2015
    I look at a classic by Zebrowski:http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2015/07/paul-di-filippo-reviews-george-zebrowski/
  • New Review at the B&NR July 22, 2015
    I look at Ernest Cline's sophomore novel:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/armada
  • New DiFi Fiction July 22, 2015
    New ebook-only novella now up at Amazon, a sequel to HPL's THE HORROR AT RED HOOK.http://www.amazon.com/Horror-at-Gancio-Rosso-ebook/dp/B012A3N8JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437584684&sr=8-1&keywords=gancio+rosso

(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.