The penultimate track of SUITE XIV by The Stranglers, “I Hate You”, simply drips with schadenfreude, and it’s one of my favorites.
It’s alive. It’s alive! No, I’m not building a toyboy for my wife out of spare parts. I’m just resurrecting a ThinkPad T60 by installing Linux in a tradition that started in Bell Labs when Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, etc developed the original Unix on secondhand DEC gear. All it took was a […]
Hello again, everybody. It’s possible that you’ve heard of me. If so, please bear with me while I introduce myself for everybody else. Introduction I’m Matthew Graybosch, a long-haired metalhead from New York who codes for a living and writes science fantasy inspired by heavy metal and progressive rock. I’m the author of the Starbreaker […]
I really wanted to like Glen Cook’s latest Black Company novel, “Port of Shadows”, but even though I read the whole thing I couldn’t get into it.
Jane Yolen’s Finding Baba Yaga is one of the shorter books Catherine and I picked up at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention. Here’s what the back of the book says… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. […]
I have the Robin Buss translation of The Count of Monte Cristo in paperback, but that copy was old and worn. I wanted a more durable hardcover edition to read and to display on my bookshelf in my new house. The hardcover I bought from Total Books arrived in near-perfect condition, exactly as advertised, and […]
Let me tell you about Richard Zane’s first novel, a gonzo pulp affair called Fantasmagoria.