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Jason Franks writes comics, prose and source code. His first novel, BLOODY WATERS, was short-listed for the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel. His second, FAERIE APOCALYPSE, is out now from IFWG Publishing. Franks is the writer of the THE SIXSMITHS graphic novels (a Ledger Awards finalist) and the comic series LEFT HAND PATH (also shot-listed for an Aurealis Award), as well as numerous short stories in prose and comics. A collection of his mainstream short stories was collected in UNGENRED by Black House Comics. Franks is most comfortable at in the darker reaches of the speculative fiction genres, although his work is often humorous. His protagonists are likely to be villains or anti-heroes and the Devil is a recurring figure in his work. Franks has lived in South Africa, the USA and Japan. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Find out more about Franks at his website: http://www.jasonfranks.com
Published Apr 16, 2019 · 3,378 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 485 views
Published in 2012, this is a cyberpunk satire about guerilla documentary-making, advertising, and data security. I have republished it here because I saw this article today, which makes it look as though the central conceit of the story might soon be a reality: https://futurism.com/startrocket-giant-ads-night-sky-cubesats Sigh.
Published Nov 6, 2018 · 2,242 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 235 views
A serial killer meets a bluesman at the crossroads at midnight, hoping for an opportunity to kill the Devil. A standalone story featuring Bad Jack Saunders from the Aurealis Award finalist for best horror novel BLOODY WATERS.