A Head in a Box, Or, Implications of Consciousness After Decapitation

Read my latest piece of fiction, A Head in a Box, Or, Implications of Consciousness After Decapitation, at Nightmare Magazine.

Then try the gluten-free brownie recipe you’ll find inside!

You can also read an Author Spotlight about me.

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I am no longer a columnist for the SF Weekly.

Actually I haven’t been writing for the SF Weekly since the end of September. But that’s OK, you can sign up for my Earworm of the Month Club newsletter instead.

In the meantime, you can read stuff I said about bacon, or stay tuned for some fiction forthcoming from Nightmare magazine.

Or play a bunch of Anki SuperTrucks and savor the dialog, most of which I wrote. Really!

written by Lori Selke at 10:48 am · leave a comment

I am now a columnist for the SF Weekly!

Check out my new “Earworm Weekly” column at the SF Weekly! I am having a ball writing these columns and I’m ridiculously happy to be back on the regular music beat.

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Crime in Oakland: A Personal History

I have a personal essay up at the Big Click: Crime in Oakland: A Personal History. It’s exactly as the label on the jar describes.

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My Latest Project

Look closely…


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A Shout-out in Oakland Local!

Found in Oakland Local:

“Oakland-based author Lori Selke produces some very fresh, interesting fiction, a fair amount of it sci-fi, a fair amount of it a full panopoly of queer-focused, a lot of it feminist, and all of it unique and engaging. Some of her work has been published in books put out (so to speak) by the below-mentioned publishing houses, but much, much more is available from so many sources that the best place to look for a complete list — and check out the sheer diversity of titles reflecting an extraordinary erotic mind — is on her website.”

Aw, shucks, folks! This is a lovely holiday gift. Thanks to the folks at Oakland Local for the shout-out.

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The XY Conspiracy Is Out! E-book and Print Both Available!

Yes! Exclamation points! I am excited.

My novella “The XY Conspiracy,” the one that I fondly call my stripper UFO road-trip book, is out from Aqueduct Press. Print version is $9.00, e-book is $5.95.

Learn all about bird genetics, environmental estrogen mimics, and the job hazards of strippers on the road — glitter burn, butt pimples, state troopers, and Men in Black.

Tell me what you think!

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The XY Conspiracy: Another Preview

As part of the “Conversation Pieces” series at Aqueduct Press:


Why Are There No Women in Black?

Jyn, an Asian-American lesbian, makes her living stripping in clubs in San Francisco. But stripping is only her day job. Her true vocation is UFO hunting. One night, working at her day job, she sights a Man in Black and realizes he is stalking her.

But why would they be after me? Sure, I’d posted a few things on various message boards, and, like everyone else these days, I had a blog and a mailing list that I was supposed to send monthly newsletters to, except it was more like quarterly. My correspondents didn’t know about the day job, though. How had they found me? Why did they care?

Unless I was onto something? Unless I was right? My theories aren’t entirely orthodox within the UFO community, after all. Maybe I had accidentally stumbled on something a little too hot, a little too close to closely-held secrets that I’m not supposed to question or suppose.

Jyn’s “not entirely orthodox theories” involve the origins and history of the Y chromosome. The next day, Jyn packs up her car and sets off on an extended road trip—part “serious UFO tourism” and part flight from the MIB—that takes her though a variety of western states, stripping in clubs and bars as she goes, drawn, inexorably, to New Mexico…

ISBN: 978-1-61976-046-2 (13 digit)
Publication Date: October 2013

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Coming Soon: The XY Conspiracy

For my next trick: a novella from Aqueduct Press titled “The XY Conspiracy.” It’s about road trips, UFOs, sex work and the West. It should be out in October 2013, and of course I will post details on how to get it (and a cover!) as soon as I have them. In the meantime, you can amuse yourself with my bio.

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So, uh, I made Oakland Local this morning.

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