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Arctic Adagio is on NetGalley

My recently published novelette is on NetGalley all month, available to download for anyone who would like to review it. If that’s you, just click, register and download. I’ll appreciate any or all honest reviews. Much as I’d like you

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Posted in Giveaway, Publishing news

Life by Screen and Microwave

You see a bus full of heads bent over tiny screens, each one stamped with a different logo that came from the same Foxconn factory. Tops of heads tell you nothing of use, which is why you need me to

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Posted in Saturday Hooptedoodle

Arctic Adagio sets sail

How do you catch a murderer when your suspects own the law? Superintendent Rex Harme’s job is to protect the super-rich from pirates and anarchists. It’s not his job to investigate them. If they cared to be investigated, they wouldn’t

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Diminuendo in Three Letters

I thrill to music I’ve never heard before. That’s the beginning of this week’s hooptedoodle. The rest of it is over on the website of Constellatory Tales, who have published Diminuendo in Three letters in full. Many thanks are due

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Posted in Publishing news, Saturday Hooptedoodle

Fiction Review: The Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

The two people ahead of me in the queue agreed they wouldn’t want to live forever. “What if your choice was to live forever or die tomorrow?” I asked. Neither of them had an answer for that. Neither did I,

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Posted in Book review: fiction, Wednesday Pontification

Fiction Review: The Reopened Cask by Richard Zwicker

My quest to read more of the type of short stories I write continues with Rich Zwicker’s latest collection, The Reopened Cask. The cask in question is the cask that was, at least at the beginning of Edgar Allen Poe’s

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Posted in Book review: fiction

Cal in Love

Julia wanted to know why my brother wouldn’t be coming to our wedding. “Because he won’t leave the Institute of Immersion”, I said. “Not for one day?” She didn’t get it. I couldn’t blame her. I didn’t get it either.

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Posted in Saturday Hooptedoodle

Fiction Review: A Dream of Wessex by Christopher Priest

If Christopher Priest has a formula, it can be summed up as two worlds = one character. In A Dream of Wessex, one of Julia Stretton’s worlds is an experiment conducted by the other: a utopian future based around the

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Fiction Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

A laser is asked to find darkness in a dark room. This will be easy, thinks the laser, how hard can it be to find what I’m surrounded by? Yet wherever the laser looks, all it sees is light. The

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Posted in Book review: fiction, Wednesday Pontification

Caresaway Discount on Kindle

The Kindle edition of Caresaway is down to 99c this week, or whatever Amazon decides that is in your local currency. If you’d like to read a novelette about what happens when a psychopath reaches a position of great power,

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