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Month: August 2016

La Jolla Cove 2016

La Jolla Cove 2016

Last year was a rough one for snorkeling in Southern California. Due to El Niño, the water was warmer but much harsher. As we have for a few years, we journeyed to La Jolla to snorkel. Waves were high at the cove, but too high and rough at the Shores to see anything at all. We worried that this year would be the same as the warm waters continued. In July we drove down to Shaw’s Cove to discover the highest…

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Review of Too Like the Lightning

Review of Too Like the Lightning

SFsignal sent me an advance review copy of Ada Palmer’s debut fiction (she’s written nonfiction before) novel Too Like the Lightning. However, SFsignal is no longer hosting new content so I’ll post my review here. First: Fantastic cover art! But, as you’ll see, it’s a bit misleading. I have a feeling if a scene from the book with ponytailed gentlemen in high boots and laced cuffs discussing Spinoza while spanking a woman under an uplifted petticoat in front of other…

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LaLaLander Review of The Filter Trap

LaLaLander Review of The Filter Trap

The faux news (think The Onion with a brain and no gloves) site La La Lander published a review today of my second book, The Filter Trap. The site has a fledgling book review section that should not be confused with the rest in terms of tone. The books and reviews are sincere, the rest of the site is only sincerely entertaining, relying on (as far as I can tell) completely farcical news stories. The articles on the site are…

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