My far-future story “The Butterfly Disjunct” is now up to read free of charge in Strange Constellations, a web magazine that publishes stories under a Creative Commons licence. a CC-BY-NC licence, in particular.
And what does that mean?
In practical terms, it means that you can do whatever you want with this little story, so long as you:
- Credit me as its author
- Make it clear that you’ve modified my work (if applicable)
- Don’t make money as a result
Want to paste the whole story on your web page? You can!
Want to put it in a free anthology of other CC-BY stories? Knock yourself out.
Want to remix it, or make it part of a bigger work? Cool. Go for it!
Thinking about making a Polish-language post-modern opera about it where the whole story takes place in a Cold War bunker? Sounds neat.
Again, so long as whatever you’re doing is not commercial in nature, there’s no real limit to what you can do. (Although as the author of the story, I can waive this on a case-by-case basis. So just get in touch!)
As a librarian with an interest in the Open Access movement, I’m excited to be able to publish a story under a Creative Commons licence. Especially since this particular story hasn’t appeared in the wild for free before. I hope you enjoy reading it! (Or doing whatever else you plan on doing to it.)