DEMOCRATIC PARTY UNITY, phr. Allowing the architects of the current electoral disaster to engineer, unchallenged, further disasters. Some low minded skeptics have suggested that the desire of the masters of disaster to maintain control is due to their wallowing in rivers of corporate cash, but this is obviously not so. They advance corporate interests not out of petty, personal venality, but out of the purest altruistic motives.

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(This one isn’t in The American Heretic’s Dictionary, but it will be should we ever getting around to publishing a further updated edition.)


WRITER, n. A drinker who occasionally writes — normally when the drink overcomes his (usually correct) conviction that he can’t write.

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–from The American Heretic’s Dictionary (revised & expanded)

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover


Sleep State Interrupt, by T.C. Weber coverOur most recent science fiction novel, Sleep State Interrupt, by T.C. Weber, was just nominated for the 2017 Compton Crook Award for best first science fiction novel. Here are the announcements from Locus (the Publishers Weekly of science fiction)  and the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Sleep State Interrupt is one of only two small press titles nominated for the award. The others are from major sci-fi publishers: Tor, Del Rey, and Harper.

We’ve put up a lengthy excerpt from the book on our server. We hope you enjoy it.

Meme of the Day 4-5-17

Posted: April 4, 2017 in Capitalism

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–today’s meme courtesy of Steaming Pile o’ Trump


“God moves in mysterious ways” = “I don’t have an even remotely plausible explanation, but am too dishonest to admit it.”


Homeland Security Graphic -- cops assaulting Statue of Liberty

–from our friends at Peace Supplies


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Shelf Awareness reports that Amazon.com has announced that it’s starting its “Black Friday Sale” on, yes, Good Friday.

(Actually, you can make this stuff up, but it’s all too believable, given the evil that Amazon does — the dire effects it’s had on independent bookstores and on small publishers.)