Borders R.I.P.

After struggling for some time, it seems that Borders, the nation’s second-largest “brick and mortar” book reseller, has officially called it quits. Just ran across the company’s official liquidation announcement on The Wall Street Journal website here. Whether or not you ever shopped at their stores, it’s a sobering moment for book fans everywhere. Will be interesting to see what

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Lytherus is here!

Today marks the official launch of Lytherus.com, which aims to be the official hub of all things fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Here’s a teaser from the official welcome message on the site: Welcome to Lytherus, your new hub for everything science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Yes, we mean everything. We are geeks and consumers of

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Happy New Year 2010

Goodbye 2009. Or good riddance, as most seem to be saying. Whatever your thoughts on the past year, my wishes go out for a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2010. I mean, my God, is it 2010 already? Life just keeps moving faster and faster. Can’t stop it, so might as well find reason enjoy it.

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Happy Festivus

We shall begin, of course, with the Airing of Grievances, in which everyone shall tell me all the ways in which I’ve disappointed them over the past year. And afterward, the Feats of Strength…. Whatever your persuasion, happy holidays, everyone!

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Tap, tap. Hello? Does this thing still work? Let me just clear off these cobwebs… Ah, there, that’s better. Now, where was I? Frightfully sorry for the prolonged radio silence. Anyone who knows me is already used to this. Anyone just tuning in, well, you’ll get used to it. I tend to drop off the

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Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!

Anyone out there watch South Park? One of the things I’ve been doing lately in order to avoid doing any real work (or blogging, for that matter) is visiting local schools and talking about how I “became” a writer. The idea, of course, is to help educate any aspiring authors out there, as well as offer up examples

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Surprise in HD

My brother William (no known relation to William Wallace) asked me the other day if I was aware that Mel Gibson’s Braveheart had recently been released in high-definition Blu-ray video format. I wasn’t, largely because I don’t own a Blu-ray player. Nor do I plan on ever buying one (long story). However, everyone who knows

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