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David Dvorkin
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My newest book is a horror novella called Slit. It's filled with gore and kinky sex and a nice seasoning of humor.

But it's not all like that. There are whole paragraphs that are entirely normal. I should have used that for the blurb: "Contains some paragraphs that are quite normal."

http://www.dvorkin.com/slit/
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This site is now unreadable.
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Yep.  Sic transit G+loria, or something like that.
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The essay that became a book.
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I'd lose in a landslide, because my platform would be: Free healthcare for everyone except the rich (ETR); State pension for everyone ETR; Free ETR high-speed rail everywhere; Good cops; No doofus...
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Why doesn't Google integrate its automated translation tool with Google+? It would be nice to be able to click on the down arrow next to a post in another language and have Google translate it into your own language.

That's a free idea for you, Google. I don't expect any royalties for it. Although a fat check in appreciation wouldn't go amiss.
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My latest book, Dust Net, is now out in e-book form. It's all about the future of surveillance and privacy and communication and microscopic gadgets floating in the breeze.

http://www.dvorkin.com/dn/

Now that the e-book versions of Dust Net are done, I'll do a print version. I already have three utterly unsolicited blurbs for the back cover. I'm not quite sure whether I should use them, though. Here they are:

"Gripping! Terrifying! Ripped from the headlines! Brilliant!" –– A. Spouse

"Er, sounds interesting. I’ll, um, have to check it out." –– A. Friend.

"Get that book out of my face!" –– A. Stranger
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This is the the latest book that Leonore and I have helped another author put out. It's CRY PURPLE, by Christine McDonald, in the St. Louis, MO area. Leonore edited the book, and I did the cover. As the subtitle says, it's the amazing story of her long, hard journey from almost 20 years of prostitution, crack addiction, prison, and homelessness to total blindness, motherhood, and happiness. It's now out in both paperback and e-book, and she has sold close to 70 copies in four days. She will have a TV appearance in KC at the end of this month. Read all about the book here. http://www.dvorkin.com/cmcdonald/index.html
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Mitt Romney has a binder full of women, and Tagg Romney has a binder full of macho. Somewhere.
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CHILDREN OF THE UNDEAD

A social and political satire disguised as a comic novel about zombies and pickles. Or possibly the other way around.


They’re back, and they want to eat your brains. Again.

“Go in there.”
“Hell, no. I’m going to send someone stupid in there with a pickle.”

It’s brains served with a side of pickles, hold the mayo. A terrifying tale of parents, children, brothers, sisters, friends, bosses, employees, wives, ex–wives, friends’ wives, Republicans, studly bacteria, zombies, tentacles, politics, religion, giant screaming earth mothers, and the armpit and other regions of Hell.

And pickles.

I thought I'd experiment with the free-book gimmick. Er, marketing technique.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097YGG62
Children of the Undead: David Dvorkin: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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Latest blog post.
In the 1980s, I was working at an oil and gas software company in Denver. We programmed in Fortran (ah! beloved language!) on DEC-20s (ah! beloved mini!). We used IBM PCs, but at that time only as dum...
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Still good, but it needs to be updated.
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Former aerospace engineer, software developer, tech writer. Now I'm semi-retired, doing some contract front-end Web development and tech writing, but mostly writing fiction.
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Rustenburg, South Africa - Chicago - Elkhart, Indiana - Houston - Denver
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All the information about me you could ever want, no doubt plus a lot you don't, is on my Web site: www.dvorkin.com
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Bragging rights? Umm, let me think about that.
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  • Indiana University
    Math, physics
  • University of Houston
    Math
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