Pluralistic: 08 Feb 2021

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The grand conclusion of Someone Comes to Town (permalink)

Last April, I began a serialzed weekly reading of my 2006 novel "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, which Gene Wolfe called "a glorious book unlike any book you’ve ever read."

Today – 31 installments later! – I finished reading the book.

You can catch up on the other installments here:

and subscribe to my podcast feed here:

Here's a direct link to the MP3 (hosting courtesy of the Internet Archive; they'll host your stuff for free, forever, too!):

There's also an official – far superior! – audiobook edition from Blackstone audio, read by Bronson Pinchot. It's DRM-free, too:

This day in history (permalink)

#15yrsago Mosaic of favicons from around the Web

#15yrsago Difference Engine mechanical computer made from legos

#15yrsago Kelly Link’s “Magic for Beginners” – knockout short story collection

#15yrsago Adbusters and the Economist have the same covers

#15yrsago Web 1.0 logo-mosaic

#10yrsago Hamster-powered strandbeest walker

#10yrsago UK Tories get majority of funding from bankers

#5yrsago How America’s presidents started cashing out

#5yrsago Usborne releases free PDFs of its classic 1980s computer programming books

#5yrsago Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace

#5yrsago Indian regulator stands up for net neutrality, bans Facebook’s walled garden

Colophon (permalink)

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Currently writing:

  • My next novel, "The Lost Cause," a post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation. Friday's progress: 500 words (107753 total).

  • A short story, "Jeffty is Five," for The Last Dangerous Visions. Friday's progress: 301 words (3747 total).

Currently reading: Analogia by George Dyson.

Latest podcast: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (part 30)
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