W.B.’s Book Report: Air Monster

W.B.’s Book Report: Air Monster My next book publication has been, um, flying under the radar, and now it’s on sale starting today. Air Monster by Edwin Green entered my life seven or eight years ago when I found a beat-up copy of this 1932 “boy’s novel” at an antique shop. How does a guyContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: Air Monster”

W.B.’s Book Report: The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

Driving home the other day, I took my leave of the Crazy Rich Asians universe, the cast of characters Kevin Kwan created and carried through three novels — the sequels are China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. I have to say the resolution at the end of the third book is among my favoritesContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy”

Still not quite a novelist

The 12 print-on-demand books of which I currently claim authorship include only two novels, The Imaginary Bomb and The Imaginary Revolution. Friday, Dec. 15, Bill of Rights Day 2022, will be the 10th anniversary of the latter’s publication. The Imaginary Revolution (Here’s the ebook)(Here’s the paperback) is told in the first person by Raymond DouglasContinue reading “Still not quite a novelist”

W.B.’s Book Report: Fairy Tale

I know Stephen King is considered one of the great storytellers of our generation, but he hasn’t been my cup of tea that often. Of course, I read Carrie — didn’t everyone? — but after that I didn’t keep following. I like science fiction and suspense, but I’m not the biggest fan of horror, andContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: Fairy Tale”

Getting a room

I got the paperback shelves up Friday, a row of Bradbury, a row of writing books — Pressfield and the like — my most cherished science fiction paperbacks, and a top shelf of classics. The office is coming into shape, but a bunch of stuff remains in boxes and may not be displayed in theContinue reading “Getting a room”

The urge to collect

I had heard about Doc Savage, of course, but I didn’t really know that much about him. I guess I thought it was cool that there were superheroes before there were comic books — well, not a superhero in the strictest sense. Clark Savage Jr. was the result of intense training, not a radioactive spiderContinue reading “The urge to collect”

NaNo NaNo

This, the writers among you know, is NaNoWriMo. Folks who don’t have a pathological need to conjure words all the time may have heard of National Novel Writing Month, the annual November challenge to write a novel in 30 days. I tried it three years ago, dove in, and after three days and 6,000 wordsContinue reading “NaNo NaNo”

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