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MY BOOKSClick on the cover to read about my new book "Writers Gone Wild," with 200 stories and anecdotes about the great writers you never learned in school.
"A hilarious and witty compendium of writers behaving badly." — Caroline Leavitt, reviewer and author ("Pictures of You")
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As a longtime fan of Dorothy L. Sayers, I also published her first Lord Peter Wimsey novel in an annotated edition with 500 footnotes, maps, chronologies and essays! A great gift for the mystery reader in your life!
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NEW RELEASES MAILING LIST
- Adding Wii Fit’s Trainer to Super Smash Bros. Brings New Meaning to ‘No Pain No Gain’
- Something Strange About ‘Ghostbusters’ Documentary Trailer ‘Spook Central’
- The Miss Marple Book That Shouldn’t Be Taken to the Beach
- A Translation Job Offer That Can’t Be Beat
- An Author Solicitation Letter that Made Me Snort
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Category Archives: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
When I was younger and the world brighter, I had indulged in probably an unhealthy amount of fantasy books: Robert E. Howard’s Conan books, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, “Heavy Metal” magazine, even the “Year’s Best Fantasy” series put out by … Continue reading
Finished “Mostly Harmless” last night. It’s the fifth book in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series by Douglas Adams, and for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working my way through the books. At night. Under the covers. … Continue reading
Neil Gaiman weaves the threads of fairy tales, mythology and archetypes throughout his fiction, which, combined with a writing style that’s simple and adorned with elegant turns of phrases, has made him one of the leading figures in fantastic fiction. … Continue reading
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: An old science-fiction television series about the adventures of a starship traveling through space — long canceled but still popular with fans — is revived to form the backbone of a newly … Continue reading
Many, many years ago, I read Spider Robinson’s tales about a fantastic bar on Long Island, run by Mike Callahan, that attracted an odd assortment of humans, animals, time travelers, and aliens. At the end of one of those books, … Continue reading
Robert Heinlein’s work divides science-fiction readers. He was an unabashed patriot in that he supported his country, not necessarily conservative causes. His novel “Starship Troopers” has been bashed for its politically incorrect support for the military, while his attitudes toward … Continue reading
John Scalzi’s “Old Man’s War” is “Starship Troopers” without the politics, “Star Trek” with more vicious enemies and “Star Wars” with better dialog. It’s set several hundred years in the future, when Earthlings are colonizing the planets under the aegis … Continue reading