Monthly Archives: February 2009

Sidewalk Factory: A Municipal Romance

This is the last story in Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed, and the last story note. A few years ago, John Klima, editor of Electric Velocipede and publisher of this collection, asked me to send him a story for … Continue reading

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Nick Gevers

Nick Gevers is an editor for PS Publishing and various anthologies, and a former reviewer of short fiction for Locus Magazine. I’m passing along an announcement of his new venture, which I’m looking forward to reading: “Locus Online has just … Continue reading

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Realms of Fantasy review

From Paul Witcover’s review of Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed in Realms of Fantasy. Wexler “builds his stories around flesh-and-blood people, human beings who, amid their bizarre surroundings and off-kilter circumstances, engage our feelings as well as our intellects….These are … Continue reading

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Indifference

I was reading Harlan Ellison’s collection, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, and, when I reached the beginning of “Lonely Ache” and read the first sentence: “The Form of the Habit she had become still drove him to … Continue reading

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Food Memory

I’ve been read-skimming The Tex-Mex Cookbook by Robb Walsh, an excellent compendium of recipes, history, anecdotes about one of my favorite things: food. And Tex-Mex food in particular, something I grew up with in Houston, TX and wish southwest Ohio … Continue reading

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The Green Wall

I don’t remember where I got the image of a rain forest projected on wall. Or a portal to a rain forest appearing on a wall. Whichever it is depends on how you read tales of the fantastic. Part of … Continue reading

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The New Offbeat

Here’s a snippet of a brief review by Rich Horton from the February Locus of Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed. “Other delvings into the small press turn up such treasures as Robert Freeman Wexler’s brief collection…half a dozen … Continue reading

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Valley of the Falling Clouds

Continuing with story note posts, here’s one for “Valley of the Falling Clouds.” In June, 1996, I went to the Kerrville Folk Festival, a yearly music event held on a ranch outside Kerrville, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country, a … Continue reading

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