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Joel Tagert
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INFERENCE, at long last!
INFERENCE is now available on Amazon! After years of writing, rewriting, editing and design, I'm kicking my debut novel out of the nest and into the world. From the back cover: "INFERENCE: the long-sought grail of law enforcement, a system to pinpoint suspe...
INFERENCE, at long last!
INFERENCE, at long last!
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The Bone Maze
It was a near thing, killing Gar. "GAR EAT!" he shouted, huge legs striding faster now, bigger than the biggest stalagmites, great feet shaking the ground. Eri ran for her life down the valley of the Bone Maze, approaching the pores where her own tribe live...
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The Spirit of Song
As the red-hot brand touched his forehead, Bering did not stop singing; to do so would mean ejection from the pilgrimage, and an ignoble end to eight bone-wearying years of study, devotions and ceaseless deception. But the pain was incredible, like a lightn...
The Spirit of Song
The Spirit of Song
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"But I Like It!"
Most frequent reasons given for continuing to eat meat: "But it tastes so good!" "Mmm, bacon!" I just want to be clear, when you say things like this, that what you're really saying, in essence, is that all your other arguments have no merit whatsoever. You...
"But I Like It!"
"But I Like It!"
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A Slight Revision of My OkCupid Profile
Ok, let's be real. Yes, I am happy to "share an adventure" with you, though mostly what this seems to mean is a weekend skiing in Aspen, which is not so much an adventure as a purchased entertainment. There's nothing wrong with that; it's just not, exactly,...
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Tara Mahoney and the Whirlpool of Fate
Issue #2, forthcoming.
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Jack Be Quick
In those halcyon days before the world ended, Jack had only two speeds: dead asleep or running full tilt. Even compared to other little boys he ran a lot, and ran fast, whether in a school hallway or on a soccer field. Now, on his first day in Hawaii, he fl...
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Delusion and Disintegration in Edgar John Pettegree's Flat River
Among the fifty-three paintings bequeathed the world by artist and architect Edgar John Pettegree, one stands anomalous: Flat River, dated just weeks before his death in 1917. While nearly his whole oeuvre is infused with an architect's eye for detail, Flat...
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The Geneblaster Disaster
"Don't mess with geneblasters," repeated the captain as they scanned the wreckage of the fuel depot, the blue light of Kiki's scanner fanning out sharply in the dust-heavy night, limning a profusion of broken struts and shattered steel-mesh platforms. "Isn'...
The Geneblaster Disaster
The Geneblaster Disaster
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Hatred Never Ceases Through Hatred
If what we object to in Nazis is that they dehumanize others and commit acts of violence on that basis, then subjecting Nazis to dehumanization and violence in response solves absolutely nothing. You've given way to the thing you despise, and lent your forc...
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