Gaylord Dold Author of The Mitch Roberts Series and More

“The Swarming Stage” now available in E-book format:  A dystopian novel about Los Angeles

“The Swarming Stage” now available in E-book format: A dystopian novel about Los Angeles

Synopsis: The Swarming Stage by Gaylord Dold The blown mission was on Quinn. The body count was on Quinn too—one Syrian cloneslogger Quinn had killed, a stateless slogger smoked inside the Mulholland mudshield perimeter, and twelve commercial germline clones incinerated by cleanup crews. More important…

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“The Swarming Stage” now available in E-Book format (Kindle, Nook, Smashwords)

“The Swarming Stage” now available in E-Book format (Kindle, Nook, Smashwords)

I am pleased to announce that “The Swarming Stage” is once again available in E-book format from all the regular sources! I am very proud of this dystopian science fiction vision of the near future. The vision is mine and mine alone. I think all…

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Perspectives:  Two Books About Evil

Perspectives: Two Books About Evil

Books Discussed: The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil by Andrew Delblanco (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1995) The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen (Basic Books Perseus Group, New York 2012)…

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Provocations:  “Generation X” by Douglas Coupland; “Suicide Blonde” by  Darcy Steinke

Provocations: “Generation X” by Douglas Coupland; “Suicide Blonde” by Darcy Steinke

Provocations: Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland; Suicide Blond by Darcy Steinke. This combined commentary and book review was first published in “The Wichita Eagle” on Sunday, January 17, 1993 on the editorial page. It was announced by the somewhat downbeat…

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Second Look Books:  “The Paperboy” by Pete Dexter

Second Look Books: “The Paperboy” by Pete Dexter

Second Look Books: The Paperboy by Pete Dexter (Random House, $23) Pete Dexter is the justly praised author of “Paris Trout”, a novel that won for its author the coveted National Book Award, and that was made into a TV movie starring the creepy Dennis…

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Perspectives:  On Creativity and the Human Brain: “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art From Vienna 1900 to the Present” by Eric Kandel

Perspectives: On Creativity and the Human Brain: “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art From Vienna 1900 to the Present” by Eric Kandel

Perspectives: A Perspective on Creativity and the Human Brain: “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art From Vienna 1900 to the Present” by Eric Kandel Eric Kandel is a cognitive psychologist, neurobiologist and Novel Laureate with a special interest in…

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Second Look Books:  “The Gutenberg Elegies” by Sven Birkerts

Second Look Books: “The Gutenberg Elegies” by Sven Birkerts

Second Look Books: The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts (Faber and Faber, $22.95). This book review was first published in February 1995. It includes a discussion of “Out of Control” by Kevin Kelly. Sven Birkerts is one…

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Second Look Books:  “Independence Day” by Richard Ford

Second Look Books: “Independence Day” by Richard Ford

Second Look Books: Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf, $24) This book review was first published on Sunday, July 30, 1995. Richard Ford is no longer a “young American writer.” He is, alas, in late maturity, that time in his professional life wherein…

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Second Look Books: “Sparring with Hemingway” by Budd Schulberg

Second Look Books: “Sparring with Hemingway” by Budd Schulberg

Second Look Books: Sparring With Hemingway by Bud Schulberg (Ivan R. Dee, $25). This book review was first published in October, 1995. “There are those who see boxing as a blood spectacle, deeply and fundamentally wrong, a sport that encourages one man to beat and…

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Second Look Books:  “A Way in the World by V. S. Naipaul

Second Look Books: “A Way in the World by V. S. Naipaul

Second Look Books: A Way in the World by V. S. Naipaul (Alfred A. Knopf $23) First published August 14, 1994. In this review from twenty years ago, I see that not much has changed. Colonized by the West, the Middle East is now in…

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