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WARS OF THE OVERWORLD REDUX

“If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.” — Hunter S. Thompson “If the eye could see the […]

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THE SNOWDEN AVALANCHE

This one came faster than the others—nine months as opposed to six years. Of course, it’s shorter… a mere 192 pages. Here’s the back of the book description: In the very near future, only the rich and the devious have privacy. The Snowden Avalanche has revealed the private transgressions of ordinary US citizens in such […]

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CRASH GORDON, THE SEQUEL

That one sure took a while…. After six years of on-and-off writing, the new Crash Gordon novel is finally being published. You can find Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur on Amazon and… well, that’s the only place you can find it, for now. Maybe the Phoenix Bookstore at Nepenthe will soon be displaying it alongside their […]

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WARS OF THE OVERWORLD

“Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common.”  —Assyrian Clay Tablet, ca. 2800 BC “The only conspiracy that matters is the conspiracy of the psychopaths against the rest of us.”  —Dr. Kevin Barrett, “Twilight of the Psychopaths” “It’s […]

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BLOODSUCKING FEES

News Item, July 12th, 2007: New York Magazine’s Vulture blog scooped up quite the deal story yesterday afternoon involving PEN/Hemingway award winner Justin Cronin. In a major change of direction – also involving a pseudonym, Jordan Ainsley – Cronin is working on a postapocalyptic vampire trilogy set in 2016. He’s already completed the first 400 […]

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GOD LIVED AS A DEVIL DOG

“Yes, I look like my grandmother…. And in those moments when a flicker of vanity hits me and I think, ‘Damn, I need a facelift,’ I remind myself that there’s a starving hound someone has abandoned and I must catch it, feed it and restore its confidence in the hound-human bond. So what if I […]

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CRASH ON CRASH

“For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”   —Ephesians 6:12 A Note From Derek: My older brother, “Crash” Gordon, has written in his blog at Nitt-Witt Ridge about how it feels to have his […]

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MEET LLOYD MARRSDEN

“Dear Mr. President, Internal Revenue regulations will turn us into a nation of bookkeepers. The life of every citizen is becoming a business. This, it seems to me, is one of the worst interpretations of the meaning of human life history has ever seen. Man’s life is not a business.” —Saul Bellow, Herzog “…if you […]

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DEREK ON DAIMONS

“The big attraction with Gordon—and the reason I’m tagging along with him on what is bound to be yet another crappy human adventure—is that he has a powerful daimon looking out for him. One of the very top guys. If you’ve never heard of them, daimons aren’t demons or devils—let’s get that straight right off. […]

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BONG HITS 4 JESUS

“Yes, I do believe it is possible, and not only for novelists, to ‘plug in’ to an overmind, or Ur-mind, or unconscious, or what you will, and that this accounts for a great many improbabilities and ‘coincidences.’ ”  —Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature WASHINGTON (CNN) 11:45 a.m. EDT, June 26, […]

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