Category Archives: Books

Risingshadow.net Guest Post

I haven’t posted here in a few weeks, but I did write a guest post on my Enemy Glory series for the speculative fiction website Risingshadow.net.  Risingshadow has a facebook page. It

Why I Plan to Read a Book about Capitalist Fiction

I haven’t read Edward Younkins’s newest book, Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business Through Literature and Film.  It gets released on October 15. But I am acquainted with Dr. Younkins.  (More on that later). 

My last post concerned a crime against the humanities; this one concerns the expected demise of Barnes & Noble

Despite being the only remaining national chain physical bookstore in the USA, and having a near-monopoly on shelf space, Barnes & Noble can’t make money selling bad coffee, embarrassing trinkets, and an

Is Writing a Dying Profession?

Ewan Morrison thinks so.  In a piece in The Guardian called “Are books dead, and can authors survive?” Morrison predicts that ebooks will kill paper books within 25 years.  He provides numbers:

Why We Read Strangers

Elizabeth Gumport knows her stuff.  That’s obvious from her piece in n + 1, “Against Reviews.” But that’s not why I printed a copy (yes, I am a Luddite) and carried it

A Spell to Attract Attention

I have no idea if this still works, or why anyone would want to make use of it, but here it is.  If you are really, truly lonely or bored, and just