The first goal of Anta Baku’s Positive Fantasy and Science Fiction is to provide a place where you can always go to read something light, something positive, and often something funny. I don’t hate grimdark, dystopia, or harsh social commentary, but I don’t like them sneaking up on me when I don’t expect it. You can count on stories here written with the intent to be easily enjoyable experiences.
The second goal is to make a place, and a quality presentation, for short stories presented in a series format with arc plot. Many of the most notable and lasting short stories in history have come in series, and audiences in all sorts of other media are clamoring for arc plot, but the short fiction publishing market is not currently set up to handle those things very well. I’m very interested in writing short series, especially humorous ones, so I’ve chosen this website to present them.
There’s also a third goal, which you’ll get to discover as the stories appear. Emergent properties are one of my favorite things.
February 24, 2021: I’m (almost) done with my Discworld reread and posted my unique recommended reading order.
February 17, 2021: Not quite ready to post new fiction yet, but I have a solid plan and talked about it in this week’s blog.
February 10, 2021: I’m very happy to report that I’ve written the first 1500 words of the next Ian story this week, and I’m going to continue to pursue that rather than spend time writing a blog today.
February 3, 2021: It’s not January anymore, and things are looking up, but probably a few more weeks of blog posts still in store before the next new story.
January 27, 2021: Pretty short blog post this week, mostly that I’m still here.
January 20, 2021: Another blog post, this one mostly about Discworld.
January 13, 2021: Another blog post week, as January continues to suck out my brain, and some more thoughts on Discworld.
January 6, 2021: A blog entry about how things are going with the next CPTE story, and also me talking about Discworld a bit.
December 30, 2020: Time for another blog entry, as things have gotten harder here again this week.
December 23, 2020: Part 8 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: Ian and the Briar Patch
December 16, 2020: Another week, another blog entry. Good news, I’m producing again. Not quite fast enough to have a new story yet, though.
December 9, 2020: I added a Blog to the website, mostly so I can tell you why there isn’t a new story this week.
November 25, 2020: Part 7 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “The Emperor’s New Beth“
November 18, 2020: Part 6 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “Ian and the Goats Gruff“
November 11, 2020: Chapter 2 of Hera of Lexington.
October 22, 2020: Part 5 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “Ian and the Grey Sisters“
October 13, 2020: Part 4 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “The Better to See You, Beth.”
September 22, 2020: Part 3 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “Ian and the Magic Mirror.”
September 15, 2020: Space opera series Hera of Lexington debuts with Chapter 1: “Between a Rock and Hard Space.”
September 8, 2020: Part 2 of The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland: “Ian and the Beanstalk.”
August 31, 2020: Part 1 of comic fantasy series The Cell Phone Towers of Elfland debuts:“Ian and the Glass Slipper.”