Fiction. PILOT SEASON opens with a television executive attempting to save his floundering network's fall roster. As his own anxieties, disappointments, and alienation from his family play out through a steady stream of absurd television pilots, we are treated to sardonic parodies of our contemporary reality show—obsessed media culture. While critiquing the cruelty and exploitation of the medium, PILOT SEASON also manages to laud the human spirit's ability to trump our flaws.
James Brubaker lives in Oklahoma with his wife. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in venues including Zoetrope: All Story, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Normal School, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Web Conjunctions, Sundog Lit, Keyhole, and The Texas Review, among others. He is the author of two story collections, PILOT SEASON (sunnyoutside, 2014), and LINER NOTES (Subito Press, 2014).Author City: CPE GIRARDEAU, MO USA