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In the Empire of Underpants

37 pages27 minutes


Imagine a world without humans, where smart clothes equipped with apparel intelligence fight for supremacy. When a brave pair of smart-briefs sets out on a quest to cure his people's madness, he ends up in the middle of an all-out wardrobe war instead. Outnumbered by outfits fashioned for mayhem, with the future of smart garments everywhere hanging by a thread, do the smart-briefs stand a chance of cutting off the power-mad Hive Twine before it sews up a dark future for all clothing-kind? Don't miss this surprising story by award-winning writer Robert Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch.

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"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the STARSHIP series

"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of THE MAKER'S SONG series and BLACK DUST MAMBO

"Jeschonek ́s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read." – Fabio Fernandes, FANTASY BOOK CRITIC

About the Author

Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning, envelope-pushing author whose fiction and comics have made waves around the world. His stories have appeared in GALAXY'S EDGE, STARSHIPSOFA, FICTION RIVER, PULPHOUSE, TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED, and many other publications. He has written official DOCTOR WHO and STAR TREK fiction and Batman and Justice Society comics for DC Comics. His young adult slipstream novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of BOOKLIST's Top Ten First Novels for Youth. He also won an International Book Award, a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, and the grand prize in Pocket Books' Strange New Worlds contest.

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