Dawn Debris: A Comic Book Without Illustrations

Tom Lichtenberg

When his new idea is stolen, Morris Bevelhead turns to the best finder of lost things in the business - Dawn Debris, Private Eye. After a hearty breakfast, Dawn finds herself trapped in a sinister conspiracy to save the world through orange juice. Can she pull the plug before it's too late, or will the mega company FedCorTron rule the day? (Extracted from the 'Cashier World' story collection)
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About the author

I've been writing for many years and only recently started putting my stories out there as e-books. I've got a whole bunch of them; most are short novels, usually around 20,000 words. I tend to write fast and make everything up as I go along, so the stories often change radically from day to day, and sometimes end up far from where I thought they would go. The joy of writing, for me, is in the adventure of improvisation. Most of my books have elements of science fiction, mystery, satire, suspense, supernatural and more, but I just think of them as stories.'Renegade Robot' is my newest story. It's a light-hearted comic take on the myth of the 'Singularity', that event after which "nothing will ever be the same again". In these days of constant, well-funded hysteria, how could we distinguish a real Singularity (if and when it comes) from any other panicky 'headline of the day'? In 'Renegade Robot', our hero is a "robot exterminator", stamping out minor infestations of nuisance rogue robots, who gets caught up in a frantic news cycle.'Unwritten Rules of Impossible Things' is coming up next. It's a story about two boys investigating a giant stuffed moose in a house down the street. What they don't know is that someone - or something - is about to steal their selves for a day.Q: Why did you go indie?Indie e-books on the internet are a dream come true for me. I've never been interested in publishing as a way to make money, but always wanted to share my stories. I've also been inspired by the open-source software movement, and by the talented local musicians in my neighborhood who love to play together and just have a great time. I've always wished that art and culture would be more about sharing and community, and less about grabbing every penny you can find. It's just the way I feel about it.Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?I'm mostly partial to madly inventive innovators, humorists, absurdists and satirists of all ages, including Jorge Luis Borges, Philip K Dick, Flannery O'Connor, Stanislaw Lem, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Italo Calvino, Franz Kafka, Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt, Clarice Lispector, Luis Bunuel, and Macedonio Fernandez.

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Tom Lichtenberg
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Published on
Sep 25, 2010
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Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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