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New Projects and Summer Plans

Phew! Now that it’s late-June and I’m firmly in the thick of my summer writing schedule, I’m happy to be able to announce several pieces of good news on that front. First up, John Randall York and I will soon … Continue reading

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A Step in the Right Direction

Someone just informed me that I haven’t posted here in roughly six months. I couldn’t believe it, but turns out she’s right! So more in the days to come, but in the meantime, I hope everyone who can get vaccinated … Continue reading

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Very Much At Home: A Brief Update

Hi Friends, Just a quick update on the new Uncanny Valley book and related stuff, since some people have been asking. My goal over the summer was to write another 30,000 words of it, but my divorce and the move … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, Ray Bradbury!

Today, August 22nd, 2020, is the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury, one of the greatest writers of modern times, and a dear friend. It is difficult to believe that he passed away over eight years ago. Time is like that, … Continue reading

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“A Cult of Ignorance”

A few weeks ago I was cashing a check. Since my bank currently allows only a certain number of customers inside at a given time, I ended up standing outside with some other people while we waited our turn. One … Continue reading

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Some New Glimpses of Uncanny Valley…

I’m extremely happy to report that John Randall York, who has done the covers and interior illustrations for all my books since 2009, is on board for the third installment in The Uncanny Chronicles. Entitled Echoes from the Valley: The Uncanny Files … Continue reading

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“Trout Fishing on the Bevel,” by Richard Brautigan

There is no author like Richard Brautigan (1935-1984). His writing is utterly unique, and in a society where so much is built on the shoulders of what came before, that’s very special. Early on he had literary influences, but then … Continue reading

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“This Attic Where the Meadow Greens,” by Ray Bradbury

“This Attic Where the Meadow Greens,” by Ray Bradbury, has very personal associations for me. I hadn’t planned on posting a reading of it now. In fact, until this evening I hadn’t read it from beginning to end in a … Continue reading

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“anyone lived in a pretty how town,” by ee cummings

Poet E.E. Cummings (aka ee cummings) realized something many artists – sometimes even very successful ones – never do: that in order to build something truly original, you not only have to recognize all the tools at your disposal, but … Continue reading

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“Time held me green and dying…”

“Fern Hill,” by Dylan Thomas, has been a poem of comfort ever since I “discovered” it when I was 20. As I write this, I have my copy of Thomas’s Collected Poems in front of me, with a sticker from … Continue reading

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