Saturday, 31 January 2009

Identity Theft & the Octopus Kid!

Okay, so I bet you're wondering what's with the freaky title? Well here's the deal:

Issue 6 of Polluto needs a theme. The above is what I'm thinking. But is that too restrictive? What I was thinking of, for this issue, is the following:

-identity, body issues, identity politics, transgenderism, gender
-crime, especially in the digital age
-fraud, money, theft, appropriation, property (or the lack of)
-mutation, transformation, genetic experiments, aliens
-deep sea biology

Huh? How does that translate into fiction, right? Well here's some of the possible interpretations of this theme:

-anarchist cacaelia bankrobbers running round on unicycles
-deep sea Westerns with cyborg shamans and damp side-kicks made of money
-sucker cyber sex for sale to the highest bidder on eBay
-the man who stole a mermaid's identity to emmigrate to Atlantis
-a noir thriller set in a futuristic Japanese squid market, with wads of cash and oodles of noodles!

Does that inspire anything? Yes? No?

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I may have a story for this theme. You're still taking stories from Yanks, right?