Monthly Archives: September 2010

GPS and Jane Austin

“While digital devices create a number of exciting possibilities for reading, these concepts (and all the others like them) seem like the result of talented people fixing something that isn’t broken. Books have never had any trouble keeping readers’ attention, … Continue reading

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Electricland serialization, part 2/7

Almost every man in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail downtown owed Detective Paul Russek a favor. But there were only a few in there he thought he could trust, and only one he knew he could. And only … Continue reading

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Electricland serialization, part 1/7

Electricland There is nothing more dangerous than a woman with nothing to lose. Bureaucracy: It’s Wonderful Disciplinary action meetings for extramural anti-terrorism units (EAT-U) were held in a secure auditorium-like basement beneath a Virginia shopping mall. It was a grim … Continue reading

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Another Mayerson Interview

Another interview, not another Mayerson. “How long did it take to write the book? “Six months. It was fun. “What inspired you to write the book? “My life, music, and Reaganomics. “Talk about the writing process. Did you have a … Continue reading

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The Ruricolist on the perfection of the short story

“There are too many short stories in the world. For all x, where x is heartbreaking or horrifying, mystifying or magnificent, pitiful or precius, agonizing or astonishing—some short story already satisfies it perfectly. “There is always room for another novel. … Continue reading

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Why printed books will be with us for a while longer

“There’s an underlying issue at play in all of this, the fundamental that books, in whatever their form, are simply text delivery systems. That sort of reductionist approach is true enough – whether ancient papyrus scroll, manuscript copy, printed book, … Continue reading

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Electricland website gets a new look

Sorry “Kubrik” theme, it was just time to move on.

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