As you can see from the title this is not the next large post in my “about me” series, this is just a small post letting people what I am reading and writing right now. I finished Mainspring and am in the midst of writing up the small review for it that I hope will appear in the next Steampunk Magazine. I liked the first half of the book which was a fine adventure/coming of age novel but half way through it became strange, a mix between a heretical theology tract and bestiality erotica. Bizarro (You really do need to click on that link). I’ve started reading The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, which I am loving. The book’s premise is this: What would happen tomorrow if every human of on the planet just disappeared today? Weisman explores when and how all the infrastructure and changes we’ve made to the planet would disappear, in so doing he looks at our past and explores the hypothetical homo sapien free future. You don’t have to wait for a review of this book, head down to your public library and pick it up, I don’t think you will be disappointed. As far as writing goes, I’m working on a blurb about myself for Gawker‘s Artist program, the Mainspring review, an essay on how a organized religion is often an excuse for laziness in the here and now, an essay exploring gothic horror in videogames, and some scraps of poetry.
Next post is the one you are waiting for.