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Thursday Roundup 8/20

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In today's Thursday Roundup, we look at the things keeping me from falling too deeply into the soft arms of insanity. Who knew when we closed our doors five months ago that we'd still be standing at our windows wishing for a simpler time when we could go outside and mouth kiss our neighbors. Because that's what we did before the quarantine, right? I don't know; it has been such a long time. Such...

Aftermath

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Did you know that the Guardian Angels short story is a "bridge story" between Xronixle and Perion Synthetics? It stars Rick Diaz, but is ultimately a story about Kaili Zabora, who has become the common thread in the Vinestead Universe besides Vinestead itself. I really like the idea of a short 20,000 story bridging the gap between the larger novels. That got me thinking: why...

Reconciling a new Veneer

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In my novel Veneer, residents of Easton live with a shared layer of augmented reality that covers almost every imaginable surface. To change the color or design of an object, they simply have to reach out, touch it, and imagine something different, a process I named reconciliation. I find it fitting that a reader looked at the cover of Veneer, imagined something different, and decided to...

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