Perhaps there's something in the air (or in the ether). Yesterday, I finished re-editing Spell of Catastrophe and started making final preparations for launching this website. Today, BoingBoing reported that "Lewis Shiner has begun to post all of his short fiction online for free, under a Creative Commons license" on his site. As it happens, Lewis Shiner is one of the other authors I'd already listed in the sidebar titled "Endangered and Missing". While his Fiction Liberation Front is focused on short fiction and articles, for which there no longer seems to be a viable off-line market, but I think the goal of using the Internet's capacity for electronic distribution to put orphaned works in front of potential readers is the same as my goal with this site.
Vive le manifesto!