posted this (and i've read this book, it's very good):
Subject: Devil in Dover: An Insider's Story of Dogma vs. Darwin in Small-town America
My good friend, Lauri Lebo, wrote this book about her experiences as a
reporter in Central PA covering the evolution trial in Dover, PA. She
used the framework of her relationship with her Fundmantalist Christian
Dad as the conceit to hang the story on. While I thought the whole book
to be well written and engaging, I particularly liked the parts where she
wrote about her conversations with her dad about morality, truth, and the
Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Dover-Insiders-Small-town-America/dp/15955820
I've heard nothing but good about this book, and it's on my to-be-bought list.
it is excellent, i read it this summer, completely engrossing reporting from someone who was there every day and talked to all the people involved.
My new novel, Palimpsest
, is coming out in February!
It's about a sexually-transmitted city. I'll just leave it at that.
This year I worked on a project to raise funds and awareness about what's going on in the Congo, especially to women.The result of the project is on this CDhttp://cdbaby.com/cd/congosangels
which has Neko Case & spoken word on it as well.
From the blurb:
"1.1 million people are displaced in North and South Kivu provinces and living in unspeakable conditions in refugee camps. 200,000 women and children have been raped and brutalized. It is estimated 1,200 people die every day, and it could be stopped tomorrow with enough international will say human rights groups.Carrie Crawford, Chairperson of Friends of the Congo pledges, "All proceeds from Congo's Angels will raise awareness, fund independent media, and support women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo."
YAY!!! I was going to plug it for you!
2008-12-16 03:40 pm (UTC)
Original Graphic Novel Series
Pre-sales for Book 2 in the Oceanus Procellarum series have begun.
The book is called Class of 63 and is an original graphic novel focused on a group of genetically engineered beings living on the edge of the solar system. They are visited by a macguffin from a different science fiction story bearing aliens who have a remarkable ability to learn English in a matter of minutes. But it is said that when fiction comes calling, the Weapons of Devotion are never far behind.
A gallery and price information can be seen here
Information about the first book in the series can be seen here
I've posted this before. Nothing new this year but I have a community project and a children's book in the tube.http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=776379
Fresh Feeling- Science Fiction, sass and divorce.
The Sapphire of Hart Hill- More sass, a mystery, evil government plots and ethical dilemmas for the heroine. Also, painful sexual tension!
2008-12-16 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't I know you?
;) You should. I'm pretty famous!
2008-12-16 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't I know you?
I know a famous person!!
May I have your autograph Miss...? ;)
Thanks for the free Shameless Pluggery space, Kyle!
I've had three (countem, three
!) fiction books out this year -- two novels and a novella. This apparent flood of creativity becomes a bit less impressive when you realize they were all written at quite different times; it's just a quirk of publisher schedules that they should be appearing in print within a few months of each other.
The three are:
The political satire The Dragons of Manhattan
. The easiest and quickest way to get this in the US (it's published by the small UK press Screaming Dreams) is via my website: http://www.johngrantpaulbarnett.com/DragonsofManhattan.html
. Cover by Bob Eggleton.
The mosaic novel Leaving Fortusa
, which mixes fantasy and sf tropes in a dystopian future history: http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781934648735-1
. Cover by Vera Nazarian.
The novella The City in These Pages
, a cosmological fantasy that's my humble tribute to the late, great Ed McBain: http://tinyurl.com/3q9c6h
. Cover by Vincent Chong.
But perhaps far more important to plug are the many fine books (plus some of mine) on sale in the Help Vera auctions. There are still three copies left of my story collection Take No Prisoners
. If you go to the main URL for the fund, http://community.livejournal.com/helpvera/
, you'll be at the start of dozens of pages of goodies.
Check it out peeps, John "two Hugo awards" Grant posting right here in my LJ!
You should send people over to The Big Shill
, too! :D
Also, Tim Hall
is a friend of mine with several books out, all of which I love.
My friend the_hunter
is a fantastically funny man. His book is a series of anecdotes of his life and those around him (including my dear nephew).http://www.lulu.com/content/401989
- his book is available as a download or as a paperback. It is a wonderful Christmas present.
I don't have enough details to do a proper plug yet, but I'll have a CD coming out in the spring.
cool idea--thanks!XGRAY VISION 2008
: A retrospective collection of photos I've taken over the past year.
40 pages/51 photos/printed on 100lb premium paperthe blue book
: As a photographer obsessed with minimalism and negative space, a nice day with a clear blue sky is about the best thing i can imagine. On these days the sky offers the perfect backdrop for isolating a subject and pulling it out of context. To view it simply as it is or perhaps in a more abstract composition, as it isn't.
40 pages/47 photos/printed on 100lb premium paper
I do have a few other books available in my online store
as well, including: Chairs
, Following the Sun: Sunflower Portraits
(your Mom wants this one.) and last year's retrospective, xgray vision 2007
My friend Louis Maistros has a book coming out at the beginning of February- The Sound of Building Coffins
the site says:The Sound of Building Coffins
is a story of catastrophe and rebirth
in the City of New Orleans -- imagined at the turn of the century when
jazz was an outlaw art form, Vodou a commonplace faith, and issues
of race, culture and prejudice in the American paradigm were
saplings just beginning to take shape.
Meticulously drawn in lyrical prose, this tale of death and rebirth,
devastation and redemption, will draw you into a world of beauty and pain,
as alluring as it is dangerous. It is 1891 in New Orleans, and young
Typhus Morningstar cycles under the light of the half-moon to fulfill his
calling, rebirthing aborted fetuses in the fecund waters of the Mississippi
River. He cannot know that nearby, events are unfolding that will change
his life forever - events that were set in motion by a Voodoo curse gone
awry 40 years before he was born. All will be irrevocably changed by a
demonic struggle, and by the sound of a new musical form: jazz.
what i will tell you is that the excerpts on the site are stellar and that it's up for pre-order right now at a handful of places (amazon link below) http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Building-Coffins-Louis-Maistros/dp/1592642551/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226355069&sr=1-2
2008-12-16 06:08 pm (UTC)
This looks like a job for - Promobitch! Now with Bonus! correct coding.
The band i manage, Morticia's Chair
doesn't have anything *new*, but if they're new to you (as i'm sure they are ;), their three previous CDs are available thru their website: morticiaschair.com. They also have their first video up on YouTube: morticiaschair
Aanndd, this is closing weekend at the theater where i'm a techie: convergence-continuum
, where the world premiere of "Lord of the Burgeoning Lumber" has been getting great reviews - scroll to the bottom of the con-con page, or google the title.
Finally, my brother has a ~fabulous~ musical comedy called I Was a Teenage Homo
. Produced in L.A. last year, in production in Mexico City, and being considered by several Fringe Festivals, it's a spoof of the 'teenage werewolf' plot and everything the title implies. *Plus* it has Night of a Hundred Judys!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled Kyle Cassidy page..
Hey there. I plugged last year as well, but my band, ThouShaltNot
makes smart, sad, big sounding music. People should listen to it. You can also pick up our records on Amazon.com
Kyle is in a video we shot last year, too! We'll release it once we get the freaking footage from The Germans.
2008-12-16 06:32 pm (UTC)
a hundred and five freaking amazon reviews!? holy smokes!
2008-12-16 09:20 pm (UTC)
That one is definitely her most popular. And it's been around since before Amazon, so it's had quite a while to accumulate those reviews (this is its second publisher, there have been at least three editions).
So my friend Alexis has a financial self help book out called "Thrifty Girls Kicks Your Financial Butt" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0978835700
Its actually a fun and amusing book that can actually help especially now with the state the economy is in.
Oh yeah, and buy all the Anti-Flag albums you can. Buy 4 copies of each. Give them to your friends, family, neighbors, mailmen, and small children you don't know.
aw i wish i had a book to plug! lol a lot of these sound really interesting, thanks for having people post, kyle!
Can we plug artwork here too?
as long as it's for sale and people can buy it as stocking stuffers, plug away!
is the main site, but I confess to slacking lately and not updating it with the smaller pieces... so I'll put them here! Muahah! These are all $45, which includes as shipping within the Continental US, as fast as it can go for $10. Canada is an option too, but we'll have to discuss it. If I can sell four or more of these, I'll send one to Kyle!
Windswept (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
Hilltop (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
Frontier Settlement (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
Chance of Rain (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
Beach House (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
Adobe (4" x 4" canvaswrap)
contact info! duh!
firstname.lastname@example.org would be easiest. :)
2008-12-16 08:02 pm (UTC)
The Wanderings of Anna & Ian
This is a book that is one that I did for my parents and was taken based on the one that indigo_spice
did for her mother. My book, while tailored a bit for my parents, is more general with more pictures from me that I took in places like Afghanistan and even have one from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. If you don't know us, then I'm not too sure how excited you'd get out of this. http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/485902
Let me know if what you think as the link above has a way to preview the book. Feel free to buy it. =)~
Oh, neither I or my wife are anywhere on the same continent photography wise as Kyle so don't expect it! =0Edited at 2008-12-16 08:08 pm (UTC)
Well most of the folks i know have moives rather than CD's HOWEVER, my mom had a book published a few years ago that you can get from amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Can-Finally-Feel-Toes-Survivors/dp/1413758932/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229467234&sr=8-1
She lived an interesting life, and had a wonderful sense of humor about it. I think she did a wonderful job telling her own story and for anyone on your list that might struggle with anything similar (she was diabetic with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and PTSD caused by an abusive marriage) it's a great story of overcoming the bumps in life.
Oh, photos by Oleg Volk, but Kyle also shot my family and me for Armed America.
there you are! haven't seen you around in a while, was wondering if you were still here.
I was overseas for a while, and then cramming to finish a book on time. I also don't really follow blogs much.
glad you're back, hopefully unscathed. i read the romania book last summer, there's a third one now i understand. excellent.
Unscathed other than some mental irritation and an horrific lung infection which occurred after I came home.
Yup, the third Sniper book was actually 2006? I think. New one last Nov and another this Apr.
I appear in the new western, "One-Eyed Horse"(I have a really fun knife fighting scene and some horse stunts), now available on DVD at:http://www.one-eyedhorse.com/
2008-12-20 11:20 pm (UTC)
I have a short story for you Kindle readers.. surely there are a couple of you here. It is called "Artistic Aptitude" and costs less than $2.
and check out darkpurpledreams.com --launching in early 2009 for more spooky, creepy, flat-out weird stuff.