Category Archives: News

Ad for ‘Gonzo’

A 1960s newspaper ad for ‘Gonzo’ by James Booker.

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Hide Me Among The Graves (Book Review)

I’m a Tim Powers fan. Most of his books are my go-to reading when I’m in a funk or otherwise needing a jolt of industrial magic realism. I’ve given away more copies of Last Call and On Stranger Tides than … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Flog me for an idiot — and for thinking this review was on the site when it’s been in the DRAFTS folder the whole time. So, special thanks to the fine folks over at Brilliance Audio for sending the CDs … Continue reading

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The Great Chicago Blizzard of 2012

The Chicago area is getting its first appreciable snowfall  today and the weather prophets are broadcasting ‘DOOM!” on every channel. I’ve already butchered the neighbors’ cats, dried the meat and made gloves out of their hides. (The were small cats … Continue reading

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Penn State Witch Hunt and More Sloppy Journalism

The Penn State madness has turned into another witch hunt, as these things will. There’s nothing for it and, when it’s all said and done, our kids won’t be any safer from these monsters than they were before. Sickos like … Continue reading

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MysteriousPress.com

This just in from bookstore proprietor, publisher, and editor extraordinaire, Otto Penzler: I’m pretty jazzed right now. After two years of hard and often frustrating work, the website of my electronic publishing company is up and running. Click this link … Continue reading

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Share it: QR dot for FLotU78 site

The Other Brad has been on me about doing something with the QR dot for this site. T-shirts, business cards, tribal tattoos. That kind of thing. All of which are sound ideas. I’m so focused on the book right now … Continue reading

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KICK-ASS and the Hopless Stupidity of American Moviegoers

Let’s be clear about something: the following rant is based on an actual event. Maybe more than based. Maybe it really happened. This was first posted over at my Junior Mad Scientist site with some password protection so little the … Continue reading

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The Continental Shelf at Gannon’s Pub

4264 N. Lincoln Ave. (on the southwest corner of Lincoln and Cullom) Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 281-1007 Last weekend was spent at Lollapalooza, working in Tent #19, taking money and handing out beers to crazy, sweaty drunks — most of … Continue reading

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Maxfield Perish: Zombie Fighter

A few years ago, while working on another zombie novel, I went searching for connections to the outside world. After joining a few zombie and survival groups on LinkedIn, I found the Zombie Friends site. One of the reasons to … Continue reading

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