City Book Review: Cormorant Lake

I wrote an editorial review for Cormorant Lake.  It was phenomenal!  Here’s my review: When Evelyn returns home late at night and finds her roommate’s two young girls in a dangerous situation, she finally breaks. She hastily gathers their things and buckles the little girls into the backseat of her ’92 Corolla before racing out of California in …

Your Recommendations Make a Difference

A copy of my short story sold a few days ago, which was surprising because I hadn’t done anything to make that happen. (Naturally, and like most other hobbyist writers, getting a sale usually involves some sign-spinning on my part.) When I sold a second copy an hour later, I got so suspicious that I …

City Book Review: The Chowderhead Crusades

I wrote an editorial review for The Chowderhead Crusades.  It was great!  Saying anything is the “Ready Player One for fans of [insert thing here]” can have unintended consequences, but I’m telling you, The Chowderhead Crusades is a good book—and, in a few ways, it’s actually more exemplary of the obscure-trivia-with-practical-applications genre than Ready Player One. Here’s my review: …

City Book Review: Past Versus Future

I wrote an editorial review for Past Versus Future.  It was a pretty good book!  Here’s my review: Past Versus Future posits that the big bang was merely a bang in a series of many. Like a cosmic reset button, each bang brings with it a whole new universe where civilizations rise and fall, where species venture beyond their solar …

An Overlong Review of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Actually, this is less a review and more a rambling, diatribe-laden book report, and it’s brimming with spoilers. I spend a lot of time comparing the book and the movie. The short version is: Wow, 2001: A Space Odyssey! Great book! Five stars! I saw elements of many of Clarke’s short stories, including “Holiday on …

First World Problems

I’m about to complain about the most first-world of all first-world problems, so before anyone reads this, I warn you: the following may prove to be a very unsatisfying read, and it basically amounts to me grumbling about not getting a free lunch.   I enjoy reading and writing. Reading is easy. But writing, if …

Trial Period, a short story, now on Kindle.

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Though progress with A Troll and his Bard has been a little slow lately, I’ve been trucking along with several short stories.  The first of these is Trial Period, which went live on Amazon last week. You can grab it on Kindle for $1.99.  Trial Period is a short story wherein an unnamed narrator shares anecdotes …