High as Hope Florence + the Machine “And it’s hard to write about being happy / ‘Cause the older I get / I find that happiness / Is an extremely uneventful subject,” begins “No Choir,” the final track in the latest Florence + the Machine album, “High as Hope.” Like, I have no doubt, many […]Read more "“High as Hope” by Florence + the Machine"
Brand New Friend Kate Vane Paolo (real name: Paul), a BBC journalist, discovers that an old college friend from his activist days is really an undercover police officer, who may or may not have “gone native.” Paolo ends up getting drawn back into their circle, and investigating old and new murders as he questions who […]Read more "“Brand New Friend” by Kate Vane"
The Summer Magic Fantasy Group Giveaway is just one of the many great giveaways going on this month. ‘Tis the weekend for free giveaways, so here are links to the various giveaways I’m participating in right now, with suggestions for other books you might also want to check out. Some of you might be asking […]Read more "More #FreeBook #Giveaways, with Recommendations"
Okay, so I’m done, I’m absolutely, completely done with posting about Arkady Babchenko–for now. No doubt I’ll rant about it further again soon. Someone asked me if I felt personally betrayed or just upset by the situation, and I had to say: both. My personal acquaintance with Arkady is so slight that I certainly don’t […]Read more "#FreeBooks! #Giveaways in Contemporary Upmarket Fiction and #NewReleases in #Fantasy"
Wildness Snow Patrol As you may or may not know, I’ve been a Snow Patrol fan for a number of years, with my fandom gradually gathering momentum like a slow-moving avalanche (you see what I did there?) ever since I heard “Called Out in the Dark” when it was first released. Before then, I’d had vaguely […]Read more "“Wildness” by Snow Patrol"
Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton When protest and then war broke out in 2013/14 in Ukraine, many people in the US couldn’t find Ukraine, much less the Crimea or the Donbass, on a map, and for most people that’s probably still the […]Read more "“Everyone Loses” by Charap and Colton"
Woohoo! I’m slowly grinding towards a fall release of my latest series, The Dreaming Land. This will be another little (in this case, 3 volumes, so not actually so little) mini-series within the overall Zemnian Series set of books. I currently have very, VERY early (meaning they still have another round of proofreading etc. to go through) […]Read more "ARC of “The Dreaming Land I,” My Upcoming Release"