Shaenon: I don’t always plug my non-comics writing here, but my short story “Beatrix Released,” now on Escape Pod, may be of interest to fans of Narbonic and Skin Horse.  It combines two of my passions: mad science and Beatrix Potter.  This is kind of a silly story, but I did some  research for it, including reading Potter’s teen diary (which, as in my story, was written in code) and visiting Hill Top, the farm she bought (along with a big chunk of the Lake District) with her children’s book money.   So if you enjoy in-jokes about Pre-Raphaelite painters and bad Victorian poetry, check it out!

And if you want to read more of my prose fiction, I have links on my website,

Channing: This sounds like the best kind of nerdy.