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Julian Cope Has a Novel

“I demand of the reader to the point where they don’t know what’s real and what’s not real.” Interesting article/interview in The Quietus with Julian Cope (otherwise known as the Arch Drude). Seems he’s written a novel, titled (and subtitled) … Continue reading

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Stepan Chapman

Stepan Chapman died. I knew him only briefly and not very well. His novel, The Troika, was an amazing piece of wacky and thoughtful weirdness. I hadn’t seen him in several years. He had a starring role in the The … Continue reading

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Matt Cheney on Aickman

Just came across an interesting essay from June 2012 by Matt Cheney on Robert Aickman’s story “The Stains.” It’s once of my favorite Aickman stories.  Cheney gets extra points for using the word ineffable.

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Marly Youmans Story and Interview

Cool story by Marly Youmans here (you can read or listen, or both); and interview about the story here.

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Springdale Ebook

The nice people at InfinityPlus have re-issued my novella In Springdale Town as an ebook. It’s available at Amazon in the US, Amazon UK, and in a multitude of formats at Smashwords. This edition includes a new afterword, with newly-revealed … Continue reading

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Cook Noir

I checked my friend Christopher Cook’s blog/website today and remembered that I had meant to post a link to it when he set it up. His novel, Robbers, came out from Carroll & Graf in 2000, and he re-issued it … Continue reading

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Victoria Book

During my current research I came across a reference to a book on the history of Victoria, TX that came out in 1883 and was reprinted in 1961 (as History of Victoria County;: A republishing of the book known as … Continue reading

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Another Take On Fiction For The Brain

Over at Book View Cafe, Nancy Jane Moore has an interesting post on Annie Murphy Paul’s article and other related research by Keith Oatley and Raymond Mar. As a book designer, I would be curious to see a study that … Continue reading

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