SFM: Brennan, Edelstein, Kress, Sterling, Sobin, Grant - Short Fiction Monday: Our weekly exploration of free and inexpensive short fiction available on the internet. Here are a few stories we read this week that...
Monday, 24 August 2009
New Mirabilis episodes
Just to qualify that a tad: they aren't actually new if you subscribed to the DFC, but if you missed our run there you can now read the first 25 pages (ie the first chapter of the Winter book) over on the Mirabilis website.
The flipbook we're using to display these episodes is, for my money, one of the best ways to read comics on the web, but it does have its drawbacks. The colors get turned both muddy and luridly over-saturated. I used to think it was a CMYK/RGB display issue but, as you can see from the page above, it displays perfectly well here. So just don't think that the harsh colours you'll see in the flipbook episodes are in any way indicative of Nikos's superbly subtle and rich hues as you'll get to see them in the graphic novels.