In the coming weeks I'll be plugging the special issue of Interzone focused on my fiction. I apologize in advance for this relentless self-promotion, but it's not every day something this exciting happens in my writing life.
One of my three stories in the issue is "Peacemaker, Peacemaker, Little Bo Peep," which deals with the sheep, sheepdog, and wolves analogy. While the analogy is not well known to the general public, it is widely repeated among police officers and soldiers. That's not to say the analogy is correct or believed by every police officer and soldier--as with all summations of human behavior, this one has glaring strengths and weaknesses. But it is an interesting perspective on humanity and was a fascinating subject to explore.
Above is the story's spread from Interzone 231. The art is by Warwick Fraser-Coombe, who has also illustrated all of this year's Interzone covers. The covers combine to create a new, larger image, which will also be revealed with this upcoming issue.
To read the story, keep an eye out for the new issue of Interzone, which will be published November 12th. And don't forget that for a limited time if you subscribe to Interzone you can receive this special issue for free.