And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the ‘Lord of Phosphorus,’ and Lucifer, or ‘Light-Bearer,’ is in us: it is our Mind.
— H. P. Blavatsky
And therefore the Mind of the philosopher alone has wings; and this is just, for he is always, according to the measure of his abilities, clinging in recollection to those things in which God abides.
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Along with writing a new novel, I hope to write 2-3 sinister flash-fiction stories at The Equinox Society site every week.
I am excited and intimidated by this plan. Some of those stories are bound to be poor. The best will eventually be gathered into a short eBook with original illustrations from an artist friend. Have mercy on the worst.
Please follow along and let me know when you like something.
BELL WEATHER made this lovely shortlist of Top Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books of 2015. Thanks, Bookpage!
I had some extra oak in the basement, including two sides of a tiny bookcase I never got around to building. I put it all together, stained it, and made an easy-to-browse record holder.
Here is a newsletter of the strange, THE EQUINOX SOCIETY REPORT, because the web is infinite and email is not.
The fear of infinity is apeirophobia.
But an email newsletter is not enough. You cannot smell email. You cannot crumple it into your pocket. An email cannot provide the frisson, the shuddersome intimacy, of a handwritten envelope from a stranger who licked that very envelope to seal it with his or her self.
And so, dear strangers: early subscribers to THE EQUINOX SOCIETY REPORT may request a welcome envelope, in the corporeal mail, containing a button, a sticker, and a handwritten note. Limited quantities, of course, because infinity is fearsome.
“Hey, can you prune that tree over th… yokay, thanks.”
The Welsh alt-rock band The Joy Formidable have recorded a really good, dream-poppy cover of the TWIN PEAKS theme. Check it out:
I was on the WAMC Book Show today. You can listen below. Imagine me wearing a tricorne hat.
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I stumbled upon a cheap 45 of Meco’s “Empire Strikes Back Medley” this weekend: a fantastic cheeseball disco version, with sound effects, of the Imperial March. I loved this thing as a kid.
Meco was a record producer and musician (currently aged 75) whose real name is Domenico Monardo. He’s best known for the space disco version of the original Star Wars theme in 1977. That single went platinum.
According to Wikipedia, he saw the original Star Wars on opening day. After his brief musical success, he became a commodity broker in Florida.