Anyway. I have yet to read Zygote in its entirety, but Chip-not-Larry's story is entitled "Hook Up", and I think it's quite good. The voice is so not-Larry that it's a spectacle for my brain to behold. My only gripe, which has nothing to do with the author, and everything to do with the fact that I took a semester of Typography a few years ago and will leap off furniture at any opportunity to spout off typography rules, (Having a party? Need entertainment? HIRE ME TO TALK ABOUT LIGATURES!), my only gripe about his story is the way the type is set. Zygote (and don't get me wrong, any publisher of Chip O'Brien is a friend of mine) indents their paragraphs AND puts spaces between them, and therefore is obviously trying to KILL ME THROUGH MY EYES.
Quick Typography Lecture:
We indent paragraphs to indicate to the reader that a new paragraph has begun. Adding a space between already indented paragraphs is redundant, not to mention visually disruptive. It's one or the other, but never both. And regardless of which you choose, NEVER EVER indent the first paragraph of anything. Ever. IT'S THE FIRST PARAGRAPH. WE KNOW WHERE IT STARTS. Grrrrkidsthesedays.
Regardless of my typographic snobbery, let's all take a moment to congratulate the man I love on his achievement, shall we?