Monthly Archives: November 2013

FICTION: Ghost Ship by Thomas Canfield

November 17, 2013
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The Sacramento’s last port of call was Vladivostok, far on the periphery of eastern Russia. They were presently riding off the Aleutian Islands, bound for Juneau and, eventually, Seattle. They had encountered only one other vessel in their transit of the Bering Sea, a Japanese fishing trawler which had returned their salute but had...

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Ten Underestimated Noir Authors Everyone Should Know

November 14, 2013
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Noir is hard to pin down. As Brian Lindenmuth mentioned in an article for Mulholland Books, “grappling with the question “what is noir?” has become its own annual rite.” Don’t fret: I won’t be doing that here. In fact, I’m writing under the premise that everyone reading this is sure they know what noir...

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Bookxy app featuring new novellas by Eric Beetner, Gary Philips, Robert Ward & others

November 13, 2013
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Earlier today I got an interesting email about a new ebook app that will be launching soon that had some familiar names. It’s an ambitious project that has potential. I was given an advance look at the site so far. I’m certainly looking forward to new books by some of these authors whose work...

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FICTION: El Monstruo by Taylor Brown

November 3, 2013
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Pelicans. Seven or eight of them, in echelon. Their shadows skated along the sand, the docks and beached boats. Rising, falling. Ty watched them from the wheel of the boat. His father, standing in the stern, made his hand into a gun. He tracked them, one eye scrunched to aim. “Pow!” he said. “Don’t...

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