Sun, 26 October 2014
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 93, in which I explore how Marshall McLuhan's "tetrad" or four laws of media, first publicly propounded in the mid-late 1970s, can explain the "selfie" which didn't exist until a few years ago and is so vividly in evidence today.
This is the photograph which instigated this train of thought - thanks to Ian Bogost for pushing it out of the station.
Wed, 22 October 2014
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 92, in which I explain - as an author who is both traditionally and independently published - why I think Amazon has the right of it in its much-criticized dispute with Hachette. I address some famous authors, such as Nobel-laureate Paul Krugman, and why I see their attacks on Amazon as not only wrong-headed, but serving as part of Hachette's classic appeal-to-authority propaganda. In sum, Amazon has revolutionized the author's ability to reach potential readers, in as profound a way as the printing press before it.
Some of my novels, now independently published on Amazon:
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Tue, 14 October 2014
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 91, in which I read my short story, "The Last Train to Margaretville," published in John Mierau's shared world science fiction anthology, Walk the Fire 2, published in May 2014. You can learn more about the anthology by clicking on the title, where you'll also find out more about the Walk the Fire series.
And if you enjoy my science fiction, you might like any of these novels
Or, if short fiction is more your cup of tea, you'll find my short story "Extra Credit" in the new cyberpunk anthology, Altered States.