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  1. This Thursday: My Reading at the Library of Congress  • 
    My first science fiction short story has just been published, and if you’re in the Washington, DC area, you can see me read it at the Library of Congress this Thursday. The story is called “Mathralon,” and it’s available as part of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two, edited by the incomparable […]
  2. Douglas Coupland’s “Microserfs”  • 
    This book review was originally published in the Baltimore Evening Sun on June 26, 1995. Disregard that old phrase about how you can’t judge a book by its cover when you read Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs. The 33-year-old Canadian’s novels are so accurately conveyed by their packaging that sometimes I wonder whether Coupland’s just hacking out […]
  3. Joseph Heller’s “Closing Time”  • 
    This book review was originally published on Critics’ Choice on March 21, 1995. World War II bombardier John Yossarian wants to know if he can be exempt from flying any more missions because he’s insane. Of course, comes the reply, but in order to be declared insane you have to consult a doctor, and only […]
  4. Paul Auster’s “City of Glass” and “Mr. Vertigo”  • 
    This book review was originally published in The Baltimore City Paper on November 30, 1994. Paul Auster’s oeuvre stacks up to that of just about any living writer in his generation for pure imaginative hubris. Through the course of eight novels, three works of non-fiction and four collections of poetry, the reclusive Auster has proven […]