Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
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The Jackal Who Came In From the Cold

Fox Spirit is a UK small press publisher of offbeat fantasy and sci-fi. They're furry-friendly (they'd have to be, with a name like that) and have just released their first all-furry anthology, The Jackal Who Came In From the Cold.

As the name suggests, it's spy-themed, and of course I was going to write and submit something for it. I was delighted to have my story The Off Air Affair accepted.

You may be able to guess from the title that it's a Man from U.N.C.L.E. pastiche. It stars coyote Montgomery Luck and ferret Nikko Ilyushin, agents for the United Nations Collaborative Intelligence Agency (U.N.C.I.A.), as they battle the forces of Shrike.

It's a good 20 years since I last had MfU fanfic published. Long enough ago that it was in zines.

And here's a picture I commissioned to celebrate the acceptance, from an alternate universe in which The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon:


(Artist: To0nMutt)

I have no idea why the furry fandom has embraced spy fiction so wholeheartedly of late, but obviously I am all for this.
Tags: books, furry, spies, writing

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