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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to support your writer friends when they publish a new book

Your writer friends (like me) need support and help when they publish a new book. Especially when there’s no big-name publisher around to help with the marketing. And even when there is a publisher, word-of-mouth is still the best way … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Silencing Sharks” by John Hope

It can often be quite a surprise when you find out that someone you know has written a book. It’s even more of a surprise when you find out that your first college roommate has written a whole lot of … Continue reading

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a review of The Clockwork Russian

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, maybe these Amazon reviews will help you with your decision: If there is a common theme, it’s one of the stories leaving you wanting more, … Continue reading

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a review of “Stand Up”, in The Clockwork Russian

“Stand Up” is that good. I won’t spoil the premise. Roseman is proud of this one, he notes. I think he should be. If this piece isn’t expanded into a full-length book, it at least needs to be optioned by … Continue reading

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“Untapped Potential” reviews The Clockwork Russian

  The fine folks at the Untapped Potential podcast were kind enough to review The Clockwork Russian. Listen here, but the audio is NSFW so do so at an appropriate time.

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The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories

My new book, The Clockwork Russian and other stories, is now available on Amazon. Space travel, steampunk Seattle, superheroes, and more. Click here to get your copy. Here’s what some other people have said about it: “This is a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Snapshot” by Beau Hall

Fifty years ago, Marietta really was a small town, and the thing about small towns is that you can hide a lot of big secrets there. Marvin Hill has been hiding a huge one: for more than fifty years, Marvin’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd’s Crown. By September 3, I’d finished reading the final Discworld novel. How do I feel about this? Empty. Satisfied, but empty. The book is closed on the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

As nerds, we all have something that we’re passionate about. As nerds, it’s likely most of us were teased (or worse) about it. As nerds, we’ve held on tightly to that one friend from when we were young, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cinderella”

As both Honest Trailers and CinemaSins have recently shown, there are some problems with Disney’s retelling of the Cinderella story. But it’s such a huge part of the Disney empire that we were bound to get a new one at … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Kick-Ass 2”

In my reviews of movies, one thing I always try to mention is the film’s soundtrack. Much as some people writing about Firefly say that the ship is a character, so too is the music in any TV show or … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

In a world where superheroes and supervillains are locked in honorable combat… in a world where science and magic are both real… in a world where superheroism is an inherited trait… three middle-school students are about to discover their true … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Ghosts of Engines Past” by Sean McMullen

Read my latest book review here. Book Review: Ghosts of Engines Past by Sean McMullen

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Movie Review: “In Your Eyes”

When Joss Whedon writes something, you generally expect it to have great dialogue and characterization, some stuff that will make you uncomfortable, and an ending that, while not necessarily happy or good, will be satisfying. The new film In Your … Continue reading

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Album Review: “Flossophy” by Brentalfloss

I won’t lie — while I’m certainly impressed with brentalfloss’s musical and writing talent, I didn’t love his second album, Bits of Me, as much as I’d hoped to. Whatever came after that was going to impress me, but I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Upside Down”

The concept of a world that’s opposite to our own isn’t a new one. I mean, even John Norman did it with his Gor novels. And the concept of playing with gravity isn’t new either. But mix them together and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Upstream Color”

Look, I’m not going to lie to you: I had no fucking clue what was going on for most of the first half of Upstream Color, the second feature film from director Shane Carruth. From my review of Upstream Color … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Europa Report”

I reviewed Europa Report for Escape Pod. Movie Review: Europa Report

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Movie Review: “Apollo 18”

It’s been a long time since America has been to the moon. Hell, at this point even the Chinese have sent a lander there, if not actual taikonauts yet. The last moon mission was Apollo 17, back in 1972. Or … Continue reading

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a review of “Secret Santa”

This is a clever, entertaining story that reads easily and did not go where I expected. As an added bonus, it includes a candid look at fat intolerance. While it is complete, it’s a measure of good storytelling that it … Continue reading

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