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Mendicant Bookworm
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Reader, writer, good-natured skeptic, and eater of that which is deep fried.
Reader, writer, good-natured skeptic, and eater of that which is deep fried.

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HelloHorror: Halloween Issue
I'm very happy to announce that I've appeared in the Halloween Issue of Hello Horror!  The magazine has kindly published a novel excerpt, and the entire issue can be read (for free!) at their website ( located here ).  If you enjoy thrills, chills, and bloo...

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Scene 1
     Thanks to the positive response to sharing excerpts from my first novel , Starshadow, I am excited to put out the very first scene on my blog. If you enjoy it, feel free to email starshadowbook@gmail.com or tweet me for a free copy. Aestor-Caelestim
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Read an Excerpt from my Novel!
I have just released my first novel on Amazon Kindle!  It is called Starshadow and it's about war, demons, doomed love, and the Singularity.  Kind of a strange mix, but it be what it be.  In this scene, enjoy a tasteful mix of the gore and terror that inhab...

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Is the Singularity Near?  Not everyone agrees.

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Planning the Human-Robot War (Maybe?)
(IMG credit: moviepilot.com) The (Possibly Kind of Maybe) Rise of the Machines      What with the recent announcement of a robot-staffed hotel opening in Japan , the internet has been awash with stories of Skynet and robot-human battles for supremacy.   Elo...

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The Least Literary
I'm feeling confused. More properly considered, as I jot these ephemeral thoughts into the ether, I am feeling lost.  I have just realized a dream (in a way) by publishing my very first eBook, and have spent two largely sleepless days trying to arrange its ...

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I'm Launching My eBook!
Well, the time has come to take action and stop pining away and waiting for good things to happy randomly.  I have published my first eBook!  It's called Starshadow Part I: Dreams and Shadows.  It is available on Amazon.com for FREE for 5 days, starting on ...

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Random Balm for the Digital Soul: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson (and other chaotic detritus)
Well, every once in a while you need a nice nerdly spree. Mine started perhaps 12 hours ago, when I sat down and resolved that if I was going to spend miserable hours or days waiting to hear back from prospective employers, I might as well go ahead and do m...

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Leaving Extremism: A Review of "Radical" by Maajid Nawaz
Maajid Nawaz (b. 1978)      In the decade and more since the tragic violence of September 11, 2001, Western nations have been struggling to make sense of what happened.  Nothing has proven more difficult than the maintenance of clarity in the midst of the h...
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