The OC provides an update on the current Rampant Loon publications:
If you’ve been following Stupefying Stories on facebook, you
know that slightly more than two months ago, as we were in the throes of
releasing the July issue, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This
apparently was why I seemed to have boundless energy. My blood sugars
were five times higher than normal. I had the metabolism of a
My doctors immediately put me on an aggressive treatment plan, which
immediately made things much worse. By the time a month later when we
were trying to finish up both the August issue and the long-delayed
zombie anthology, and just as the aforementioned soap opera was reaching
its dramatic climax for the season, the diagnosis was revised to
full-blown Type 1. Apparently my endocrine system was not merely out of
adjustment. My pancreas had just plain packed up and quit.
Something had to give, and as it turned out, it was our August release schedule.
Things have begun to stabilize since then. I’m now on a treatment
regimen consisting of two different types of insulin and five injections
daily, with each dose being calculated based on my latest blood glucose
reading and then adjusted by a variety of fudge factors—all things my
pancreas used to do autonomically. A remarkable organ, the pancreas;
terribly underappreciated. As Joni Mitchell said, “You don’t know what
you got ‘til it’s gone.”
Fortunately, he’s doing much better now and is working on both Headcrash 2.0 and the sequel to Rebel Moon, entitled Rebel Moon Rising. No, I cruelly jest, while he is doing better, he is doing nothing of the kind. But there is the new Showcase and new Stupefying Stories on the way soon.