Kindle All Stars

[Updated 27 September 2011]Announcing the Kindle All Stars project, an anthology of speculative fiction. The idea for this book originated with Bernard J. Schaffer. The book will showcase talented eBook authors (*ahem*). It will be issued as an eBook and in print, and the proceeds will be donated to The National Center for Missing and Exploited […]

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On Cleaning Your Keyboard

On August 23 I rang Eircom and agreed to switch my phone line and broadband back from Vodafone to Eircom. The salesman was delighted. They would take care of everything. It would take 30 days; the transition would be seamless. At 10 am this morning, September 19, I lost my phone line. No dial tone. I […]

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Weird phone calls

Hello. Good morning. I’d like to speak to Mister Tohnah. Speaking. Mister Tohnah? Yes. Excellent. Mister Tohnah, I’m ringing from Bord Gas, concerning your electricity bills. Yes? Mister Tohnah, I’ve had a look at your electricity bills and I can see quite a variation from month to month. I can now offer you a new […]

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Great movie lines

Remember that great line from the end of Moonraker? James Bond and Holly Goodhead are adrift in a space shuttle, making weightless love. Sir Frederick Gray says: “My God, what is Bond doing?” and Q replies: “I think he’s attempting re-entry, sir.” Surely one of the best killer lines of all time from the movies, […]

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Noir Nation

The first ever issue of the noir international e-journal Noir Nation has been launched. Sales are going well in the US. If you live in UK, please take a look at the journal here, “like” it there and/or on its facebook page. If you sample it, you’ll get to read my story “Jelly Babies” as […]

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