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  Sf story about Saddam's Frazetta-dealer
  
  


  
  Posted by Cory Doctorow, December 15, 2003  4:19 PM
  


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      Chris Nakashima-Brown is a hot up-and-coming sf writer whose
prose is slick, post-Gibsonian, and funny as hell, like Neal
Stephenson meets Hunter S. Thompson. His latest story, about the art
dealer who supplied Saddam with his kitschy barbarian-art paintings,
is up on Infinite Matrix, called "Script-Doctoring the Apocalypse." 


Womack turned to look his guest in the eye. It was only then that
Friedman looked closely at the Captain's Hawaiian shirt and realized
the pattern was a camouflage design carefully woven from graphic
designs of the heads of Seventies action heroes: Mr. T, Bruce Lee,
Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson.

"Beautiful shirt," said Friedman. "Postmodern Escher-wear."

"Thanks," he answered. "Got it down the street from your gallery.
They've got some cool shops up there. You snuck out early that day to
party with your boyfriends, so we figured we'd catch up with you this
weekend. What we need is for you to help us get some new memes in
front of your favorite client."

"Well, you can't just..."

"It's about time," said Womack. "You didn't think you could spend a
year working as the Leader's personal shopper without attracting our
attention, did you? You're closer to the man than we could ever hope
to be."


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