Tom Noir (tomnoir) wrote in jmbt_intp,
Tom Noir

you or someone like you

I've been hesitant to post this because it might sound an awful lot like self-promotion, but I think it might be of interest to other INTPs.

I recently had a short story published in a little online science fiction mag called 'Electric Spec'. It deals with, basically, that odd simultaneous feeling of attraction and repulsion that one gets when they're exposed to someone very much like themselves. On the one hand, there's this sense of 'cool, they're like me!' On the other there's a feeling of 'ew, I'm not like that, am I?' My story wasn't explicitly inspired by hanging around INTP communities like this one, but there are definitely times when I get that same feeling here.

The story is entitled "The Comfort of Mirrors" and it's about a scientist who has had a large number of clones made of himself - and what he does when several of them commit suicide. It also involves a rogue economist, and I can't tell you how proud of myself I am for slipping that in.

If that sounds interesting to you, or if you just want to know what a sci-fi story written by an INTP sounds like, check it out. If not, don't.

I'd love to hear some feedback.
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