This is my junkdrawer of odds'n'ends, especially the offbeat, quirky, and lighthearted stuff that doesn't directly pertain to my "day job" as a computer technology author, editor, and futurist. Some of this was originally published elsewhere; much of it appears nowhere but here. I've written quite a bit of miscellanous copy over the years, and as I find the time to recast it as HTML I'll post it here.
Ghostbusting in a 1968 Chevelle
I've Been to Distraction on a Thing With No Name
In Memoriam: Mr. Byte, 1980-1995
Jeff Duntemann's 7 Tips for Young People Writing Commercial Fiction
Tom Swift, Jr.: An Appreciation
Where Is Everybody...Really?
Heads up! I must point out here that all of my reviews are major spoilers. I write long, detailed reviews that take books on point by ugly point. I cannot do this (especially on novels) without spilling a good part of the beans, especially from cans that are mostly empty to begin with. So if you object to spoiler reviews, stay here and read the one-line summaries. After you've read the book, you can always come back and flame me for slagging one of your favorites.
Another disclaimer to those who don't know me well: Yes, I am a book publisher, reviewing books published by other book publishers. However, I am limiting myself here to reviewing books that my own publishing company would never in a gazillion years even think of publishing. If the list seems to run heavily to whacko stuff, well, don't think that it's all I read. It's just all I can in good conscience review.
Fast, crazy fun if you're willing to suspend some disbelief in pursuit of a good time.
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