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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction"But Wait! There's More!": 08/27/08

Since I'm currently forced to find new work to make up wages in my salary, I found "But Wait! There's More!" by Richard Mueller, the last story in the August issue of FSF, timely and amusing.

Cullin McSherry, a Hollywood writer, needs work. Having exhausted the usual sources for work, he turns to the writing gigs section of Craigslist. He finds a gig writing about Nascar (but hates Nascar), a job as a ghost writer (but he knows the celebrity and has watched his friend lose his home from a previous ghost writing job for him), writer for a gay porn site (there's always at least one post like this), and finally one that sounds too good to be true but hooks him in any way. Cullin McSherry figuratively sells his soul by agreeing to write for an infomercial that literally buys and sells souls.

What follows after Cullin gets the job isn't the usual reveal that his employer is the devil. Instead it's a funny poke at society as Mueller extrapolates what would happen if there was a Soul Bank running infomercials.

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