Journalist, novelist, radio personality, social activist, and radio-drama creator Solomon Jones joins us on the Liars Club Oddcast. Brilliant wit, conversation, and knowledge shared by a terrific Philadelphia author and personality.
I’ve known author William Lashner, author of the Victor Carl series and more, for a long time. He’s always a pleasure to talk with, full of knowledge, passion, humor, and words of wisdom to shake up the writing process. He also is the 2nd person in a row that the Philadelphia Liars Club has interviewed for the Oddcast who is a lover of Melville’s Moby Dick. Find out why this week on the Oddcast.
My 1993 Nebula-Award-nominated novel, The Pure Cold Light, has returned in .mobi and .epub formats at Book View Cafe at $4.99 for your Nook, Kindle, or iPad. (It’ll appear later at Amazon and B&N, but why not support an independent online genre-wide bookstore?) I was somewhat taken aback in prepping it for ebook format how weirdly prescient was some of what I thought to be pure dark satire. This adultscience fiction thriller set mostly in a near-future or alternate Hieronymus-Boschian Philadelphia garnered a fair bit of praise its first time around:
“The Pure Cold Light delivers all that a thriller junkie could ask for (and) sounds like horror or magical realism but Frost’s prose is closer to Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash—hip, tough, and funny.”
-SFRA Review #214
“…read this one for it bizarre details, complex background, its extremity, and its humane sympathy for people caught up in a world where public betrayal is a daily fact and the best most can hope for is survival.”
-John Kessel, F&SF “Short Takes”
“[Frost] takes us over familiar territory, but does it expertly, and the destination…is unexpected.”
-Aboriginal Science Fiction
“Author Gregory Frost imagines a nightmarish future where the world is run by a drug-pushing, media-managing, government-corrupting multinational corporation…far out even by science-fiction standards.”