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Ninety-Five Point 054 Percent Of Everything

If Theodore Sturgeon is right, I’m in the middle of the 10% that’s any good. Because–drum roll, please–I’ve passed the 90% 94.245% mark today of my goal to write 100K words in 2016! Yes, you read that right: in the interstices between my wife, my kids, my career, my feeble attempts at a social life, […]

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Five Thousand!

5000: Max Davidse! My site iwas approaching five thousand visitors! To celebrate this feat, whoever sendst me the nicest, coolest, funnest message through this form on Tuesday 25 March 2014, in my Inbox no later than 23:59, today countsed as number 5000 and goets my two paperbacks for a mere €8,00. The lucky winner’s name turned out […]

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It Was Bowie, Of Course – Mashup Pop Quiz Result

With a response both accurate and fast, Bo Balder has won the grand prize in the Mashup Pop Quiz. The question was: in my story Mashup, protagonist David learns that the name of his love interest is Sarah, and thinks, “Of course it is”. Who plays the male lead in the movie David is referring to […]

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Mashup Pop Quiz – With A Prize!

To celebrate the appearance of my science fiction story Mashup on Daily Science Fiction, I’m giving out a great prize for the correct answer to this pop quiz question. At some point in Mashup, David meets a girl, discovers that her name is Sarah, and thinks, “Of course it is.” The pop quiz question is: who plays the male lead in […]

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Free Books for Good Ears

Oh goodie! A year after Paul Evanby’s debut novel De Scrypturist, Mynx finally published the sequel, Evanby’s new novel De Vloedvormer (which roughly translates at The Floodformer, I suppose). If you have read my rave review of his debut, it will come as no surprise that I’m chomping at the bit to dive into this […]

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We’ve Got Stars Directing Our Fate

Another book presentation, another free copy to win! With 5 days to go before the launch of the Paul Harland Prize anthology, I can finally go ahead and reveal both the title and the cover art. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, my hand is kinda forced here: last Sunday evening a review* of the anthology appeared […]

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I Want To Ride My Bicycle

My wife and I made a 600-kilometer circuit of the central Netherlands by bicycle a few weeks back; during that wonderful trip, I’ve learned that riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to see a country up close.* The Dutch countryside, I’ve discovered, is so pretty it looks like a foreign country. Of […]

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Page 123 Meme

Don’t actually know what a ‘meme’ is, but things listed under that term in other people’s LJs are usually fun, as is this one that I found on sidravitale’s LJ: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 123. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in […]

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Memoirs

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don’t speak often), please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want – good or bad – BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you’re finished, […]

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Ahem, There Seems To Be A Tiger…

If you’re looking for an enchanting, original, suspenseful, magical, poetic, confusing, charming book to read, and even if you’re not but like novels in general, go out and buy Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Or better still, order the book through Amazon right now. It’s one of those books that I will henceforth, having […]

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