A new book cover, computer vision syndrome, and lots of hard work

Writing a military science fiction trilogy as a whole, publishing the books within a few weeks of each other, is turning out to be a whole lot more work than I’d bargained for!  Not only does one have to format and prepare each book for publication, but one has to ensure a common structure, “look and feel”, etc. across all three volumes – otherwise the trilogy becomes an exercise in frustration for readers, who get used to one format in the first book, then have to suddenly adapt to a new one in the next volume.  That doesn’t make for

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“Pizza Zen”???

Food for thought? A new pop-up museum dedicated entirely to pizza will soon hit New York City. The Museum of Pizza will feature immersive pizza-inspired rooms — like a pizza art gallery, cheese cave, pizza beach, and pizza meditation — as well as exclusive film screenings. . . . The Museum of Pizza will run from October 13 through October 28. There’s more at the link. According to the museum’s Web site: Though we’re still finalizing our full range of exhibits, museum goers can expect to be treated to unique and arresting set of installations, including: The Museum of Pizza

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Blade fade?

I was surprised to read about a British “art” project that’s supposed to mobilize social opinion against “knife crime”.  You can read about it here, but the video below is probably more enlightening.  (George R. R. Martin or HBO might be justified in suing them for copyright infringement, but clearly the artist(s) think that social progress is more important than mere commercial considerations.) The real problem, of course, is that, just as with gun control, those agitating against “knife crime” in Britain are completely misguided.  They’re focusing on the instrument, not the person(s) wielding it.  This campaign is utterly pointless (you

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A big “Thank you!” to those who supported Wil Caligan’s fundraiser

Last week I asked for your support for a fundraiser for Wil Caligan, a graphic artist who ran afoul of SJW thought police and found his professional future imperiled.  You responded with great generosity, as did others.  By the time the one-week fundraiser ended, on Monday morning, Wil’s fundraiser had raised no less than $59,046.  Since the initial baseline appeal had been for just $7,500, that represents an oversubscription of no less than 787%!  Well done, everyone, and thank you very much! With all its stretch goals fulfilled, the fundraiser will now pay for Wil to draw three complete graphic

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Only halfway, and still going very strong!

The special one-week-long fundraiser for Wil Caligan, about which I wrote on Monday and Tuesday, is going great guns.  The original goal of $7,500 was passed in less than 2½ hours, and the original final “stretch goal” of $35,000 is within a few hundred dollars of being reached as I write these words. I’m one of the authors who’ve offered books to be converted to graphic novel format as part of this campaign, and I’m also a contributor.  As I mentioned on Monday, I think this is a cause we can all rally around. Since the fundraiser is going so well,

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Talk about blowing them away!

A very big, heartfelt THANK YOU!!! to all my readers who’ve contributed to Wil Caligan’s fundraiser, which I mentioned yesterday.  It’s been “live” for a mere 24 hours, and has already exceeded its initial goal of $7,500 more than three times over – at the time of writing, $24,925, or 333%, to be exact.  So powerful has been the response that additional “stretch” goals have been announced.  If the campaign reaches $50,000, a third book will be commissioned;  and if (as seems likely, judging by the response so far) that goal is reached (we’re already almost halfway there), I daresay

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Here’s a cause very worthy of our support

I’m sure most of my readers aren’t familiar with the name of Wil Caligan.  He’s a cartoon/comic artist who’s just run headlong into the social justice warriors infecting the comic industry with their version of political correctness.  You can read all about it, and see screen captures of some of the comments, at that link. Some examples of Wil’s art may be seen here, among other places.  I particularly like the black-and-white drawing on the left, for reasons that should be obvious to readers of my Ames Archives Western novels. Megan Fox reports: In Caligan’s case, he made the catastrophic

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