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Reading Fiction Is Good For The Brain (and what’s good for the brain is good for the rest of your body)

It turns out that reading fiction is actually good for you. Not that I didn’t already believe that, but I’ve met plenty of people who don’t read fiction, because they say they only want to read real things. This piece … Continue reading

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Western Novella

That’s what the contract says. I sold a surreal western novella to PS Publishing. Now all I have to do is write it. (Note: this is not how I normally do things; I usually crawl along, stapling words together, getting … Continue reading

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Couple of Links

I liked this piece on Bookslut by Greer Mansfield about the fiction of Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Robert Aickman. I haven’t read much Le Fanu or James. In fact, I didn’t even realize that I own a copy … Continue reading

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Circus eBook

Circus of the Grand Design is now available as an ebook, brought to an ebook store near you by the lovely and talented Keith Brooke, of Infinity Plus. Circus came out in hardback from Prime Books in 2004. Locus Magazine … Continue reading

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Robert Aickman

Recently, I strolled through Robert Aickman’s short story collection The Wine-Dark Sea. I had been wanting to read some of his stories and picked this one because it was available from the library. The book is made up of stories … Continue reading

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Audiobook Out

The Painting and the City is now out on audiobook, from iambic audiobooks. Checking the audio proofs has been an interesting experience. I hope to conduct an interview soon with the main narrator, Robert Keiper.

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New York, Emshwiller, Etc.

I’m back home after a short trip to New York for the Carol Emshwiller 90th birthday reading party event. Jim Freund, who runs the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series and hosts the Hour of the Wolf show … Continue reading

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April is Emshwiller Month

I’m heading to New York next week for part one of the Carol Emshwiller birthday events. Tuesday, April 12, The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art 138 Sullivan Street Doors open at 6:30 … Continue reading

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