In 2012, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP) had an open call for reviewers. As a longtime fan of the website, I decided to respond. Now I am working as a book reviewer, essayist, and podcast contributor.
Listed below are the book reviews:
Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin
Isaac: a modern fable by Ivan G. Goldman
Make It Stay by Joan Frank
The Duke Don’t Dance by Richard Sharp
Venice Noir by Maxim Jakubowski(editor)
Werewolves of Wisconsin and other American myths, monsters, and ghosts, by Andy Fish
Dire Salvation by Charles Neff
Arming the Luftwaffe by Daniel Uziel
Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
The Cage by Gordon Weiss
Squinting Over Water: stories, by Mary Kennedy Eastham
On Being Human
In addition to the general book reviews, I am writing a series of essays on the theme of what it means to be human.
Being Human (BBC)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines
“Culture” novels by Iain Banks
Wraeththu by Storm Constantine
Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin
Hellboy (comics) by Mike Mignola
Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
The Trilogy by Samuel Beckett
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh
The Man Who Fell to Earth (directed by Nicholas Roeg)
I am a contributing writer in CCLaP’s Podcast Dreadful. The podcast takes as its inspiration the 19th century penny dreadfuls with their supernatural themes, horror, and cliffhangers.
My story is a 12-parter entitled “Dr. Lazarus Faust and the Anarchist Masquerade.” On the CCLaP page, you can download the appropriate audio format.