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Iron Man 3

Lisa and I saw Iron Man 3 over the holiday weekend. Some quick (and mildly spoilery) thoughts: * It was a lot of fun—much better than Iron Man 2—and a good end to the series, assuming, as both he and … Continue reading

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The Mirage ebook just $1.99 this month

Breaking radio silence for a quick heads-up: The Mirage ebook is on sale for $1.99 this month at Amazon (where it’s part of their “100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or less” promotion), the iTunes store, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. … Continue reading

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Skyfall

Lisa and I saw Skyfall on Thanksgiving. I found it a mixed bag, though entertaining enough: Great character work (for the most part), good action sequences, occasionally muddy plotting, and a number of storytelling choices I just didn’t agree with. … Continue reading

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Foul matter

“Foul matter” is the term of art for the big hunk of paper your publisher ships back to you after your book goes to press: your copyedited manuscript, one or more galley proofs, plus whatever other messy raw material is … Continue reading

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Fool on the Hill now available on Kobo and iTunes

I announced last month that my first novel, Fool on the Hill, was finally available as an ebook. It showed up initially on Kindle and Nook, and has since appeared on Kobo. This weekend Lisa noticed it was available on … Continue reading

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The pilgrim’s progress

I broke ten thousand words on a new novel this week. Still not certain it’s The Next One, but it’s looking promising. I’ll see what my editor thinks in another month or so. Meanwhile, five things make a post: * … Continue reading

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Notes from the ferment

Apologies for the long silence, but I’ve been in my head for the past month, trying to work out what book #6 is going to be. (Still getting there, but the road ahead is clearer now.) Some random quick notes: … Continue reading

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CLANG Kickstart update

My friends at the secret clubhouse are already more than halfway to their goal of $500,000 to fund a virtual sword-fighting game, and they’ve released another video to help draw in more investors. This one features a capitalist in a … Continue reading

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Prometheus

Lisa and I saw Prometheus last weekend. I found it to be an incoherent hot mess, but an entertaining one. Lisa’s reaction was more one-sided. She came out of the theater quoting Ripley from Act 1 of Aliens: “Did IQs … Continue reading

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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (and other recent Netflix picks)

Though the title makes it sound like a horror movie, Resurrect Dead is actually a documentary that follows three amateur investigators as they attempt to track down the source of a series of strange plaques that, beginning in the 1980s, … Continue reading

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