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Last night, I recieved into my hot little hands, two very exciting things. Already in my hands was another exciting thing. And then, one more exciting thing will be coming very soon.
What are these exciting things? I will tell you, because I like you.
Über will shortly be publishing a real world, made-of-paper, honest to goodness periodical. It will be very pretty and it will smell like a book. It will, in fact, resemble a book. A beautiful, musty, paperback book.
What, you say, is in this periodical of yours? I will tell you, because again, I like you.
The Über periodical will contain works of fiction. However, they will be works of serialized fiction. What that means is, in each issue, you will see one part of a story. The story will be good and exciting, and when you finish reading it, you will want desperately to read the next section. This is how Charles Dickens wrote his novels. This is how we will write our novels. And then, after several issues have gone by, you will have the full text of several novels! And they will be very good. And you will put them on your bookshelf in a prominent place, and visitors to your house will make remarks about your obvious good taste.
I am totally serious.
In addition to these works of fiction, there will also be works of art accompanied by captions which, when put together, tell a story. One might call it a comic book. We prefer to call it a work of art accompanied by captions. They are very pretty, and the story they tell may shock you!
I know you are wondering who will be in this mighty publication. "Who," you wonder, "will be in this mighty publication?" You would really like to know, wouldn't you? I don't know if I should tell you, because when you know, you will get hot and sweaty, but then you will have to wait a few months to actually recieve your copy. I don't know if that is a good idea -- it may harm your health. Your blood pressure may skyrocket! You may very well perish.
Oh, I'll just tell you.
In Über Number One, we have:
- A large-ish piece of a novel by Ben Brown (of The Ben Brown Website)
- A large-ish piece of a novel by Josh Allen (of Fireland)
- A large-ish piece of a novel by Maura Johnston (of maura.com)
- Beautifully illustrated pages (with captions) by Andy Pressman (of Oh Messy Life)
- Other small things by various people which may include words or pictures. But they will be small.
Josh Allen! Maura Johnston! Andy Pressman! And myself! I am in good company, friends. These kind folks are some of the most talented authors and illustrators on this World Wide Web. These are new voices, new stories, brave new stylistic quirks which will make reading each story a tantalizing and erotic experience. And soon, you will be able to order a copy from this Web site.
Yes! That is right! As soon as we set up our e-commerce booyah, you will be able to place an order for this little piece of history. We will be taking advanced orders because the print run of issue one will be small. We will make another announcement when we are ready.
Are you excited?
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