“Parnassus Unbound” is the first original piece of fiction that I’m publishing here on gobblin.net. Ostensibly, it’s a story of the future, but the topic — the relationship between readers, writers and technology — is very much an issue for today.
I’m releasing the book under a Creative Commons license, so I encourage anyone to share the story, so long as credit is given. In the next few days, I’ll have pdf and text files up for those who would rather download than read online.
The cover and interstitial art is by the talented Terry Blas (artist of the webcomic Briar Hollow). Thank you so much!
The bookending segments are loosely inspired by Christopher Morley’s classic bibliophile novel The Haunted Bookshop (which is in the public domain and you can read here). His stories are a little twee at times, but man is Morley quotable when it comes to books and reading.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please feel free to share your comments or suggestions in the comments here, or privately at jakeforbes [at] gmail [.] com.