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A reading list for those suffering from fatalism

Why the reading list? The bibliography Why the reading list? My whole life, but especially since the election of Trump I have found myself periodically gripped by despair when it appears impossible to visualize much needed change in the world. Here are some examples: Twenty six and seven year old …

In memory of Gary Carson

In early March poker author Gary Carson passed away.  I didn’t know him personally, but his impact on my thinking about how I approached the game of poker was profound.  I’m very sad to learn that he’ll never write another brilliant poker book.  To adequately explain to a non-poker player …

Need a new book?

Looking for a new zombie book?   Something about how people survive the fall of the entire electric power grid due to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)?  Head on over to my post-apocalyptic wiki www.BooksOfDoom.com.

Mark Clodi, Zombie Innovator

As many of you know, I'll pretty much read anything that falls into the post-apocalytpic genre.  Destroy the world by fire, flood, famine, or other natural disaster and I'll buy it. Zombies are a fascinating subset of that for me.  I read pretty much every zombified thing I can get …

Are you reading for free?

What i I told you that you could read several of the finalists for the 2007 Science Fiction Nebula awards for free online?  You’d be pretty damn happy, I suspect. I am. You might want to bookmark the website or its RSS feed, as they seem to recently be posting …

2020 Visions: Our dystopian future

The future of America could be this bad.  Antibiotic resistant drugs, a new class system based upon money and access to a hypo-allergenic bubble, a black market economy where everything is for sale, severe limitations on "extremist speech", and unchecked violence.  Our society is descending into anarchy and you’ve got …

DMZ #2: Body Of A Journalist

And by now you’ve noticed that the second trade paperback about a modern day civil war in the US is out.  The series, called "DMZ", is about a reporter’s assistant who gets stuck in Manhattan, which has become a modern-day demilitarized zone when a red state militia and the US …

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

I know you’re not surprised to see that I’m reviewing a book in the zombie genre, you already know my love of the shambling undead.  What you probably don’t know is just how good this book is, and how I really think you should read it even if you only …