Jak Koke


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Jak Koke

About Me

Writing Sample

A pinpoint of whiteness wavers on the edge of fadeout somewhere leftwise, fluttering in the current of dark silk.

He swims toward it now, a singularity cutting smoothly through the billowing, black cumulus. The white flutter approaches in pulses like a beacon . . . and engulfs him.

He’s running in an adult body, a body that belongs to Jonesy Ripka. He has strong muscles, a quick mind. He hurdles a pile of trash, speeds past a circle of junkies, ducks into another alley and checks for exits. The bitch is still back there somewhere. He decides to risk a peep behind him and flashes a glance over his right shoulder. Was that her two blocks back, behind the garbage? He figures seventy-five percent surety. At least.

What I Write

Excerpted from a collaborative cyberpunk novella about Sly — a boy who has part of his brain replaced after a near-fatal accident, and Deadwise — a cybernetically-enhanced woman set on killing the growing personality inside Sly’s head. Originally appeared in Amazing Stories in 1992.

Website

http://www.jakkoke.com/

Twitter Handle

@jakkoke

Publications

Jak has authored seven published novels and many short stories under his own name. He has also ghost-written novels and edited manuscripts by other authors. He is currently the Managing Editor of Per Aspera Press, the science fiction imprint of Ragnarok Publications.

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

This summer I am working on _Deadwise_ – the first book in a set of near future, sf thrillers written in collaboration with Jonathan Bond. These are set in the same universe as our novella, which you can read for free here: http://jakkoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/deadwise.pdf

Fundraising Goals

I ask that anyone who can afford it to donate $10 or more to Clarion West. Anyone so doing will get a free copy of the Deadwise book when it’s done.