Books I Read in 2019

In 2019, I read 39 books. About half were for my research and the other half novels or non-fiction.

2019 List

Harari – Sapiens
Morgan – Woken Furies
Morgan – Market Forces
Rose + Bourdain – Hungry Ghosts
Puzo – Fools Die
Puzo – The Last Don
Archer – Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
Archer – Sins of the Father
Archer – Best Kept Secrets
Lynch – Selling Catholicism
Crichton – Timeline
Cantor – Prime Time Television
Noonan – Missionary with a Mike
Noonan – The Passion of Fulton Sheen
Hoover – Media, Television, Family
Ridpath – Where the Shadows Lie
Ridpath – 66 degress North
Ridpath – Meltwater
Ridpath – Sea of Stone
Gaiman – American Gods
Olsen – The Scarred Woman
Sheen – Treasures in Clay
Berle – My Father, Uncle Miltie
Shannon – From Bowery to Broadway
Fisher – On the Irish Waterfront
Ray – Diary of a Space Traveller and other stories
Ludlum – The Bourne Identity
Murakami – South of the Border, West of the Sun
Murakami – Sputnik Sweetheart
Sopher – The Mind Body Syndrome
Kepler – Rabbit Hunter
Kimball – Galaga
Pane – Megaman 3
Dowd – Irish Americans in Popular Culture
Various – Columbia Guide to Relgion in American Culture
Wilson – Watching Television
Doherty – Cold War, Cool Medium
Corey – Leviathan Wakes


December Update

It’s been a busy last quarter of the year with numerous back and forths with editors! Here are some updates on my upcoming publications:

My story “Detour” was accepted into the next anthology coming out by Shotgun Honey. The contracts should be coming out early in the new year for an anticipated spring publication.

My essay “Time Enough” on the work of Robert A. Heinlein and homosexuality (or the lack thereof) which was accepted for publication last year in the Speculative Masculinities anthology by Galli Books should be come out in the near future. The anthology was delayed a couple of times but the editor is still fighting ahead and hopefully it will see the light of day soon!

I just went through with the editor of my story “The World’s a Junkheap” with Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, fixing the last of the typos and continuity errors. That volume still looks on track to be released in the coming months (or over the holidays).

I also did final reviews and edits for my story “Oxygen Charges May Apply” with Mad Scientist Journal. It will be their final publication – which is too bad, since they were a fun publisher (but at least they cranked out a number of volumes – including where one of my first stories was published two years ago).


Autumn Update and Upcoming Publications

It’s been a good couple of weeks.

Where most of the writing and publishing I’ve done this year has been decidedly non-fiction (such as reporting on cryptocurrencies over at Hackernoon), the last few weeks have been fiction-focused.

Since the end of Sept, I’ve landed three upcoming publications:

“The World’s a Junkheap and We’re All Visitors Here” (a short science fiction piece) will be appearing in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine around Christmas 2019.

“The Perfect Model” (a short horror fiction piece) will be appearing in the Pride: Seven Deadly Sins anthology coming out by Blackhare Press later in 2019.

“Oxygen Charges May Apply” (a flash science fiction piece written as an advertisement) will be appearing in Mad Scientist Journal‘s final quarterly publication in early 2020.

Both science fiction pieces are paid publications, which is a nice little bonus, while the horror piece acceptance opens up the submissions window to Blakhare’s paid anthologies which is an interesting twist on the submission process.