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Everybody Should Be Reading Philip K. Dick All The Time

When Kellyanne Conway introduced the world to the concept of alternative facts back in January, sales of George Orwell's 1984 skyrocketed. Right about now, though, I imagine everyone who bought a copy of 1984 might be finishing up and looking... Continue Reading →

That’s Me on the Academy Gothic Book Trailer Soundtrack!

My friend James Tate Hill has a new book called Academy Gothic coming out in October, and I was very pleased to write and record music for two book trailers he put together. Here's the first:

The Furtherance of Good

Book Review: Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox

Thanks to Monkey Bicycle for publishing my review of Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox: Book Review: Does Not Love by James Tadd Adcox.

The Thing About Acknowledgments

It's funny. Whenever I get to the end of a book and see an acknowledgments page, I feel a little disappointed. Granted, I've included acknowledgments pages in my own books, and I've been thrilled to see my name mentioned among... Continue Reading →

J N-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner (review)

With a little tweaking, Richard Marson's tell-all biography of the late John Nathan-Turner could easily replace its subtitle with that of Peter Hook's wonderful memoir on the Manchester club scene of the 1980s, The Hacienda: How Not to Run a... Continue Reading →

Free PDF E-Book from The Permanent Press

Whenever aspiring writers ask me for advice on finding a publisher, the first thing I say is to read a wide range of books from a wide range of publishers to find the right "fit." Of course, that can get... Continue Reading →

More Sketchy Thoughts on Slaughterhouse Five

A while back, I posted some thoughts on whether or not Billy Pilgrim is hallucinating when he's visited by aliens in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. I'm teaching the novel again this week, an my thoughts have turned to the issue... Continue Reading →

I Wear the Black Hat

My review of Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of essays, I Wear the Black Hat, is now up at The New York Journal of Books: I Wear the Black Hat.

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