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Women Writers In “The Gray Tradition”?

I’ve several times asked for recommendations for fiction by women writers, because my fiction reading is over 95% male, and that’s not good, either for me or society. Unfortunately, most of the recommendations have been people I’ve just bounced off. … Continue reading

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The Beatles: All These Years vol 1 — Tune In

Mark Lewisohn’s latest book on the Beatles is almost impossible to review sensibly. Possibly the simplest review is simply to describe it. It’s volume one of a projected three-volume biography of the Beatles. My copy runs to 803 pages of … Continue reading

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A Graphic Illustration Of How Badly The “Long Tail” Sells

As most of you will have seen, I put out a book last night. Here’s a screenshot of part of the Amazon (UK) page for that book as of just now: Pretty good, eh? Top thirty in its category, and … Continue reading

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Faction Paradox: Against Nature by Lawrence Burton

Full disclosure before I start this — I am friendly with the author and the publisher, and I also potentially have a book coming out from this publisher. I don’t think that this has biased my opinions in any way … Continue reading

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Shell-Shocked by @howardkaylan

For the next month or so, most of my writing time will be taken up with copy-edits on the Beach Boys book and on my novel (along with the Doctor Who posts and How To Build Your Own Time Machine). … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on “Piracy”

I have been wanting to read Howard Kaylan’s book Shell-Shocked (his autobiography) for some time now, but when it first came out it was only in paperback, and I’m trying not to buy dead-tree books unless I really know I’m … Continue reading

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Faction Paradox: Burning With Optimism’s Flame

I don’t have much time for blog posting at the moment, but I couldn’t let the release of the latest Faction Paradox short story collection go without at least a short review. (Ob. disclaimer — I know several of the … Continue reading

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