Thursday, April 25, 2019


Well, this will be a short one. It was One of Those Months: between my continuing job search, a family emergency, and a client who I have a hard deadline to finish a major project for, there wasn't time for a regular posting. Ouch.

But the least I can do is tell you what I’m currently reading and what I hope to be looking at in the next few months:

The first book I’m currently reading the latest entry in Charles Stross’ the Laundry Files Series, The Delirium Brief, which finds Bob Howard and his colleagues not only going toe-to-toe with the Many-Angled Ones but with also with the prospect of something far more sinister: privatization. I’m about a good third way into the book and can report that I’m liking it. More on this to come.

The second book I'm reading is Clemhorn:  Nightfall, by Andrew J. Harvey. I’m well into this one book, as well. It’s an epic piece with a large cast of characters set across a paratemporal empire. It reminds of me of Game of Thrones with shades of H. Beam Piper.  I'll have more to say on this one. 

After that, I'll look at Afterwar, by Lilith Saintcrow. It’s the story of a second American civil war, but when and where it exactly occurs is hard to pin down.  Is does it occur in a parallel universe or does it take place in a time a few years from now? Nonetheless, the book and the author’s style has intrigued me enough that it’s earned itself a place on the review list. 

Finally, as I mentioned previously, I'm also looking forward to the fourth and final season of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. While the show struggled at points in the third season without the original content material from the Philip K. Dick novel to base itself on, I still have hopes for a strong conclusion. 

In the meantime, you can help out a poor unemployed writer by purchasing Elvis Saves JFK! for just 99 cents and War Plan Crimson, A Novel of Alternate History, for $2.99 and now The Key to My Heart, also $2.99 (all are free to preview). All books -- which are already on Smashword's premium distribution list -- are also available through such fine on-line retailers such as Sony, Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble and Apple's iTunes Store.  Thanks.

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