Last weekend’s San Diego Union-Tribune carried a wonderful review of my next novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town,, which comes out on July 1 from Tor Books. There are at least a half-dozen passages sharp and stylish and apropos enough that it’ll be all you can do to keep from forcing them on… more
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Rick Kleffel — who wears many hats, including NPR personality and freelance writer — has posted a long, flattering review of my next novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town to his website, The Agony Column. There are no rules in fiction. You can write about whatever you want. That said, there are many… more
In Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Cory Doctorow has written a novel for connoisseurs of the written word. This book is the “Sailing the Seas of Cheese” of the literary Science Fiction world; weirdness incarnate, disturbing at times, an utter rejection of mainstream sensibilities, yet delivered with masterful technical skill and a twisted sense of humor. Also like that Primus album, it’s not for everyone, but is strangely accessible and appealing to the sophisticated, seasoned, open-minded audience.
Back in 2003, Mena Trott was kind enough to build me a website for my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, putting together a beautiful Movable Type template that was simple, elegant and flexible. I’ve now implemented variations on that template three more times: for my short story collection A Place So… more