Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

Photograph by Heidi Ryder

Half a Person - Available on Kindle

Hey gang, Just a quickie. I was playing around with Amazon's digital text platform service, and found it so easy to use, I figured I might as well put up some fiction on the Kindle store. I'm a HUGE fan of the Kindle, and mine has been glued to my hand since I bought it a few months ago.

A newly edited version of Half a Person, with a swank new cover is available for $1. This is a short story that ran on the blog way back when, but it's changed substantially since then. It's about a man who wakes up with a strange illness that slowly drives him and his wife insane. It's been called very 'Richard Matheson-y,' which is about the highest praise I could hope for.

You can check it out here via the link above.

If the reaction is good, (hell, even if it isn't) I'm going to try to do a couple of short stories a month on the site, hopefully building towards some kind of print collection of all of them down the road.

More in the coming weeks as I race ever forward to Comic-Con.

For more information on formatting for Kindle, I'd recommend starting with John August's blog here: http://johnaugust.com/archives/2009/kindle-formatting-for-web-geeks While you're at it, you should definitely check out his story, the Variant. It's really excellent.