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Human Man: Chapters 10 - 15

January 5, 2014
Posted at 7:25 pm
Updated: January 6, 2014 - 1:21 am

I'll be posting new chapters every Sunday until the end.

When will that be?

There are 43 total chapters, so figure either 5 or 6 weeks left. I haven't decided how I'm going to break up the final batch of chapters.


A note about this story.

(revised) This may have read earlier as if it was a complaint. It's not. When more than 3 people raise the same question, it's probably a good idea to address it.

Human Man is most certainly an attempt to resolve the mysteries from the first story and put a nice bow on Scott MacIntyre and Fort Stockton.

If you wondering why X, Y, &Z isn't's because Human Man is the sequel to Human Phoenix - as currently posted.

Some of you read the first draft of Phoenix which had a different beginning than the version posted December 2012.

The primary difference is that the re-posted version eliminated the first two chapters, and two related conversations in subsequent chapters. More words were actually added in the revision than were taken out, but some of the subtext did change.

I blogged about it extensively at the time, but in short - I eliminated the first chapter middle-aged dying guy, the talking thing in the bathtub, and the aliens speaking to the character.

The circumstances of our character's nature are more mysterious in the revision, although there are some strong hints. That said, it was my first novel and the plot & plot resolution were weak.

Human Man is the fix.