“Stand Up”

If you read my collection The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, you got first crack at reading my unpublished story “Stand Up”, about an autistic asexual nongendered superhero. It’s one of the stories I’m proudest of, because it was difficult to write from that point of view. According to one reviewer:

“Stand Up” is that good. I won’t spoil the premise. Roseman is proud of this one, he notes. I think he should be. If this piece isn’t expanded into a full-length book, it at least needs to be optioned by a production company into a film. If either boon does not befall it, then I’d call that a loss not just for genre fans, but anyone who enjoys a good story. It’s easily the best tale here, in my opinion, charging out the gates past a stable full of strong horses. That it hasn’t been published by someone is an indictment against the small press fiction markets. Read it.

Well, someone has rectified that situation, and now you can enjoy “Stand Up” for free in audio, thanks to The Overcast. It’s episode number 34, and you can hear it right now.

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. He's published two short-story collections, THE CLOCKWORK RUSSIAN and BOSS FIGHT, as well as a novel, AFTER THE APOCALYPSE. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at roseplusman.com, or on Twitter @listener42.
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