Orthicon by David Perlmutter
The United States government discovers the people and realms featured in animated cartoons are not fabrications but genuinely real. To that end, they kidnap the people en masse and force them into a new existence somewhere in space. But things do not go according to plan…
David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of two books on animation history: America ‘Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.) and The Encyclopedia Of American Animated Television Shows (Rowman and Littlefield), and five self-published books of speculative fiction: Orthicon, Honey And Salt, Let’s Be Buddies, Nothing About Us Without Us, and The Singular Adventures of Jefferson Ball (available through Amazon Kindle and Smashwords). He can be reached on Twitter, Facebook, and on Substack. His stories and essays can be read at Medium, Curious Fictions and Vocal.