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Morgan Crooks
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Various Updates
First off, I have the next chapter available for "Agent Shield and Spaceman." In this chapter, Frankie wakes up in Waco, Texas oddly refreshed until he remembers that this is the day he must enter a pit-fight with a bunch of deadly snakes. Other than a few ...
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"The Grace of Kings" and Uses of Perspective
Ken Liu's massive silk-punk epic, "The Grace of Kings," is the kind of novel that requires a significant runway in order to achieve flight. The books isn't just long, it's also deliberate and thoughtful in a way at odds with any expectation for instant grat...
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No punk in that "-punk", as so often happens. Okay.
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New Chapter for "Agent Shield and Spaceman"
Good morning folks! I have a new chapter up for "Agent Shield and Spaceman," my espionage web fiction. Frankie Two-eyes, already at the Thulewaite party starts to mingle and quickly gets himself over his head. Other than that, my mind has been preoccupied i...
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I Am Thinking of Ending Things
Ian Reid's "I Am Thinking of Ending Things," is one of the most haunting novels I've read this year. To say too much about the novel would give away the pleasures of the story but it's enough to say that it concerns an unnamed narrator's drive through a sno...
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No Man's Sky
Yesterday, after three years of development, hype and disappointment chasing every footstep along the way, the video game No Man's Sky was released. Looming Planet by Morgan Crooks (2016 - taken from No Man's Sky) I first encountered this game while researc...
Yesterday, after three years of development, hype and disappointment chasing every footstep along the way, the video game No Man's Sky was released. Looming Planet by Morgan Crooks (2016 - taken from No Man's Sky) I first enc...
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Two Upcoming Events in Woburn
The Woburn library is hosting two events that I think might be interesting to readers of this blog living in the Northshore. First up, this Friday the library is holding a "Board Game Night for Adults." The press release reads: Here's your chance to put you...
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The Circle
As the title says, I'm currently listening to Dave Egger's "The Circle," on audio CD. I might have more to say about this book when I finish it but at the moment I can absolutely see how it got approved as a movie. There is something smack dab in the middle...
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I have an opinion about it and I know lots of people (2) who share it but I let you finish the book first.
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Listing for "Agent Shield and Spaceman" on Web Fiction Guide
My web fiction, "Agent Shield and Spaceman" is now listed on Web Fiction Guide , a community-run listing of online fiction. In addition to providing a platform for stories, Web Fiction also features reviews of work. If you have a spare second and you've rea...
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Chapter Twenty for "Agent Shield and Spaceman"
We've reached chapter twenty in "Agent Shield and Spaceman," and the rest of Section Starfire Agents (the premier anarchist intelligence agency of the United States government, lest we forget) infiltrates Gunther Thulewaite's social gathering. Marcus Delacr...
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Disappearance at Devil's Rock
Finished reading "Disappearance at Devil's Rock" by Paul Tremblay and I'm going to put it on the recommended list for 2016 novels. This is one of a handful of works I've read this year that seem directly influenced or reacting to the True Detective phenomen...
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Preacher Thoughts
Hey, the first season of Preacher's over and I have thoughts. First off, Preacher was and continues to be one of my favorite graphic novel series of all time. I think I loved it a bit more back then (early 2000s) than I would right now but that's the thing ...
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What I Read in July, 2016
Now, this was more like it. The great thing about having a month off is I could really dig into my favorite magazines and journals for the best of current speculative short fiction. That luxury has produced a list of a few stories I think worth your time. A...
Now, this was more like it. The great thing about having a month off is I could really dig into my favorite magazines and journals for the best of current speculative short fiction. That luxury has produced a list of a few st...
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Work published in the Daily Science Fiction website as well as in anthologies released by Burnt Offerings, Dark Hall Press, and Mystery and Horror LLC. Check out my blog Ancient Logic for news, reviews, and essays about topics relating to speculative fiction.
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I'd recommend because of the outdoor patio overlooking water street and the drinks. The food was basic, not bad but nothing to write home about.
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Good food and efficient waiting staff. We went there on a Monday and encountered a pretty significant line. Portions are filling without being overwhelming.
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I liked this place, good selection of books, especially the local interest section, and the cafe is spacious and yet somehow comfortable. This is the kind of place I wish my hometown had.
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Decent selection of breakfast dishes. I ordered a French toast made out of blue corn which was two wedges of bread with apple syrup, delicious but not the biggest portion. My wife ordered a short stack of pancakes and was presented with something like the bottom two layers of a wedding cake.
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Knowledgable and friendly owner pointed me in the direction of local artists. Good selection for a smaller store.
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Cool spot to find southwestern jewelry, pottery, and craft items. Helpful staff, great prices, and nice quality.
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