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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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A quick take on The Avengers

Lisa and I caught a Friday afternoon showing. We both felt like we got our popcorn money’s worth. I may have some deeper thoughts later, but for now here’s my initial take: * New York Times reviewer A.O. Scott was … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Double

The Devil’s Double is an independent film loosely based on the autobiography of Latif Yahia, an Iraqi soldier conscripted to serve as the body double of Uday Hussein, subbing for him at public events where the risk of assassination was … Continue reading

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Contagion

Lisa and I saw this over the weekend. If you’ve been thinking about checking it out, but were worried that it might be upsetting, you should know that it’s mostly harmless. Even though it’s about a mass tragedy, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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