2012: 1984 All Over Again!

Great news! I just found out that I can reuse my 1984 Doctor Who calendar in 2012! Orwellian implications aside, this bodes very well for the coming year: I’ve already saved the $14.99 I would have spent on a new Doctor Who calendar!

If you’re curious to find out when you can reuse all of your old calendars, check out WhencanIreusethiscalendar.com!

2012: 1984 all over again!

PS: If you like this post, you might also like my tribute to Doctor Who and Peanuts cartoons. Or my book, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan’s Guide to Doctor Who.

Thanks to Robin Black!

A quick word of thanks today to Robin Black, author of the wonderful short story collection If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, for providing my forthcoming novel, The Grievers, with the following blurb:

“The Grievers is a an extraordinary weave of humor, insight and intelligence. Marc Schuster has written a perfect comic novel, one that never strays far from either poignance or hilarity. You will read it with the grateful sense of being in on the discovery of an exciting new literary voice.” – Robin Black, author of If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

Robin’s collection has received acclaim from all quarters, including being named the top book of 2010 by the San Francisco Chronicle as well as the Irish Times, being shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, winning the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Literary Prize, and being named a summer reading pick by O: The Oprah Magazine. Needless to say, I’m extremely delighted by this endorsement from an author whose work I admire so greatly!