10 March 2014

COVER: The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

What could draw poet,  explorer, loner and paranoid Mykol Ranglen away from the relative peace  of his own ring-in-space habitat?

He has no choice in the matter as one by one  acquaintances are murdered or disappear altogether. Propelled by ever  changing and deepening mysteries Mykol embarks to uncover secrets which  could make people rich beyond their wildest dreams…or tear apart human  civilization.

The escalating quest takes him through worlds of many  dangerous extremes, leading him to confront the deadly alien Fist of  Thorns, extinct species refusing to give up their power over the future,  and those racing against him to uncover the secret first. But in the  course of his pursuit, he must also face his own secrets. And some of  these are even more dangerous.

The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Foreword by William H. Keith

Space Opera Paperback coming from Dog Star Books in June 2014

What They’re Saying About The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes

"Mystery,  heart-pounding adventure, and the dazzling wonders of far-flung space  play significant roles in Wendland's breakout novel, all while gifting  us with a mesmerizing tour of alien landscapes destined to get under  your skin and remind you of the very reason science fiction exists: Not  to escape to other worlds, but to find ourselves within them."
--Diana Dru Botsford, author of THE DRIFT and FOUR DRAGONS

Inside are alien worlds and titanic space habitats and a brilliant and paranoid hero, all skillfully blended together with long-vanished galactic secrets. Science fiction… good science fiction, by a college professor of literature who loves good SF."
--From the foreword by William H. Keith, New York Times Bestselling Science Fiction Author

09 February 2014



Of course none of the music of The Beatles is available on Spotify, but here's the next best thing--a collection of amazing Beatles' covers done by a variety of artists! 

03 February 2014

The Revelations of Preston Black Goodreads Giveaway

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10 January 2014

BOOTLEG: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, February 5, 1999

The days are getting longer, but not warmer. Back in the day Dave would take a break from the band and hit a bunch of small colleges with Tim Reynolds for a series of acoustic shows. This is one of them. Perfect listening for this time of year.

Download the show at Sugarmegs.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, February 5, 1999

Disc 1 - set I
1. Dave talking
2. Granny
3. Say Goodbye
4. Lie In Our Graves
5. Best Of What's Around
6. Jimi Thing >
7. What Will Become Of Me>Pantala Naga Pampa
8. Too Much
9. Reconcile Our Differences
10. Don’t Drink The Water (This Land Is Our Land)
Disc 2 (set I cont.)
1. The Stone>Cant Help Falling In Love
2. Tim Solo
3. Crush
4. Two Step
5. Satellite
6. #41
Disc 3: (set I cont.)
1. Lover Lay Down
2. So Much To Say
3. Tim Reynolds solo
4. Crash
5. Dancing Nancies
6. Typical Situation
7. I'll Back You Up
8. Watchtower

07 January 2014


In honor of tonight's premier I decided to throw together a special Tuesday edition of JASON JACK MILLER'S WEEKEND PLAYLIST. So grab something to drink--I'm going to suggest a Bulleit Frontier Bourbon--and settle in.

(Not all of these songs appeared on the show. I picked them because they had a certain feel. Or banjos. For a complete list of music used in the series, please take a look at this: http://www.tunefind.com/show/justified )

31 December 2013

2013, so sad to see you go.

I've done 'year in review' posts before (the Justine Bateman/Arya Stark thing that got me thousands of hits) but I figured this year I'd keep it simple.

For a brief moment, I thought there'd be captions and reflections on each. Maybe it's best to let the images speak for themselves.

Linden Place, Summer 2013

Seton Hill University, June 2013

Preston Black promo, February 2013
Guggenheim Museum, April 2013
Magic Kingdom, July 2013

Paris, August 2013
Pennwriters, May 2013

Nashville, July 2013

Paris, August 2013

Capclave, Washington DC, October 2013
Paris, August 2013

Baltimore Book Fest, September 2013

Share the Spirit, Uniontown, PA, December 2013

Paris, August 2013
Paris, August 2013

20 December 2013

Freaks and Geeks Playlist!

Showing my seniors a bit of the series this week and promised them some music to go with it. So here are songs from the show, and some from the era that were never featured on the show. 

Trying to break the misconception that the 80s were only parachute pants and neon, one listener at a time. 

I had a lot of these on tapes that I ordered from Columbia House. Which, try explaining that to a group of students who have had access to any song they'd ever wanted, on demand.