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Rfreed’s Novel 9/12/2001.

Rfreed’s Novel 9/12/2001.

This is a book review of Rfreed’s novel ‘9/12/2001.’ Full disclosure: Rfreed and I have both published prolifically here at Glossy News.

The novel has been serialized, whether as a whole or in part, at Glossy News AND Neocon Surveillance. Eventually, there will be two full serials of this interesting work.

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Rfreed’s 9/12/2001, like so many speculative fiction and alternate history novels, can be boiled down to one clean and simple (if also staggeringly vast) question and thought experiment: Continue Reading

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Ebook  Update: Ivory Tower Satire, & a Bit of Poetry!

Ebook Update: Ivory Tower Satire, & a Bit of Poetry!

Two more satire ebooks are coming out on May 31. Pre-order now!

Firstly:

Professor Smiggles & The New Intellectual Warfare (Gang of Sneers Volume 2)
https://www.amazon.com/Professor-Smiggles-Intellectual-Warfare-Sneers-ebook/dp/B01F6CEBI8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1463842433&sr=8-4&keywords=wallace+runnymede
Yes, this is a series! For Gang of Sneers Volume 1, see our cuddly old UKIP ranter, Tarquin Binnett:
https://www.amazon.com/Tarquin-Binnetts-Englishmans-Common-Jamboree-ebook/dp/B01E4KJA5M

Professor Guru Angus Lenn(on/in)vedanta Smiggles of the Social Constructionist String Theory Department in Bushmills Metaphysical College cuts quite a dashing figure. This pompous intellectual knows well enough how to bamboozle myriad uneducated and uncultivated hoodlums: such as vicious Confederate collectivists, genially whimsical UKIP candidates, gutter tabloid hacks, and sexually frustrated campus liberation crusaders.

But after a few episodes of crisp and generous dismissal, the good Professor fades from view, and two rather disturbing fairy tales present a more disconcerting picture. London’s new addition to the crowded market of postmodern soap operas, and the unhappy tale of un-un-reconstructionism end the witty Parisian proceedings on a rather poignant and dispiriting note.

This second volume of Gang of Sneers also includes the book Wallace Runnymede & The Great Flâneur Massacre: Reflections In & Out of Season. The latter is a reflexive non-fiction work which was originally published separately as an accompaniment to my novella The Great Flâneur Massacre, which is now being re-released on May 31 2016, simultaneously with Professor Smiggles & the New Intellectual Warfare.

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“Crypto-Leftie Tabloids” Conspiracy Theory: John Gray & Richard Dawkins Respond

“Crypto-Leftie Tabloids” Conspiracy Theory: John Gray & Richard Dawkins Respond

A year ago, Glossy News recently gave you The Absolute Truth on how tabloid journalism in the UK works.

That’s right: my recent article on how “right-wing moral panic journalism” is actually a Trojan horse for “far-left-radical-deep-cover-subversion.”

Still, I thought I should ask a couple of scholars, because as is well enough known: Continue Reading

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Are You Boehmermann? Join The Spectator’s ‘Offensive Erdogan Poetry Competition!’

Are You Boehmermann? Join The Spectator’s ‘Offensive Erdogan Poetry Competition!’

The Spectator are holding an ‘Offensive Erdogan Poetry Competition!’ Douglas Murray aptly notes:

The very possibility of putting someone on trial for being rude about Erdogan is as illiberal or rather anti-liberal as these things come.  It will be hardly more of a relief if he is found ‘not guilty’ than if he is found ‘guilty’. Continue Reading

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Ebook Update 2/2: Amazon Ebooks PLUS Free Ebook deal until 19th April!

Ebook Update 2/2: Amazon Ebooks PLUS Free Ebook deal until 19th April!

I hope you enjoyed my post an hour ago about my various free ebooks on non-Amazon outlets. I will now tell you about my Amazon ebooks, including an amazing offer in relation to one of my books!

Firstly, I will tell you that I already have two ebooks out on Amazon (Foaming the Optics & Graveyard of the Pieties) with one more already scheduled: Tarquin Binnett’s Sound Englishman’s Common Sense Jamboree, which is Book 1 in the forthcoming series Gang of Sneers.

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Ebook Update 1/2: Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes

Ebook Update 1/2: Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes

My revision of #1 and #2 of Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes (I Shouldn’t Do God & Football Frikkups) are now through on all outlets! In addition, volumes #3 and #4 (I Still Shouldn’t Do God & Differently Humored) are now available too!

All four ebooks are free, and #4 is fairly timely for Autism Month, April 2016. It is disability-themed. #1 & #3 are religious satire, and #2 is football/soccer themed.

These ebooks are all available on Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Page Foundry, Tolino, & 24 Symbols. Sadly not Amazon; but visit this very same site, Glossy News, in an hour from now; and you will see information about my recent range of Amazon ebooks!

Synopses for Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes: Continue Reading

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Satirical Fiction & Poetry Updates: New Ebook Just Launched! (2/2)

Satirical Fiction & Poetry Updates: New Ebook Just Launched! (2/2)

Just an hour ago, I updated you on my new Youtube account, and the removal of the privacy settings that I carelessly didn’t know about!

I also discussed recent positive developments in my free ebooks series Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes, as serialized on one of my websites, Satire Catastrophes.

And, of course, my decision to start publishing ebooks on Amazon was big news!

On 25 April, the Gang of Sneers series of Amazon ebooks will begin. The first volume features loathsome red-top hack Jackie Smack, and the cuddly and genially rabid UKIP bigot, Tarquin Binnett!

But why wait until then? You can already begin pre-ordering Tarquin Binnett’s Sound Englishman’s Common Sense Jamboree from Amazon! Continue Reading

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Satirical Fiction & Poetry Updates: New Ebook Just Launched! (1/2)

Satirical Fiction & Poetry Updates: New Ebook Just Launched! (1/2)

Pre-order is over! Graveyard of the Pieties is finally launched at Amazon! This, my second Amazon Ebook, accompanies my rather dark short poetry collection, Foaming the Optics. Graveyard of the Pieties is the first volume of the Fatal Conceits ebook series; Fatal Conceits focuses on presumption, paternalism and various related topics.

Apologies for slight delay with the free Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes ebooks at some other outlets (the ones currently associated with Draft2Digital). The four volumes (including the brand new volumes #3 & #4) are currently under review and should be out by the time the article you’re now reading is out. If not, I’ll update you very soon! I’m publishing another article on the four ebooks anyway very soon…

So look out for that! And in the meantime, please enjoy the serial of the Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes ebook series at my general satire site, Satire Catastrophes.

And please do see also my channel on Youtube, for audio versions of some of these stories! (I’m not happy with the graphics for Youtube so far; I’ll update the cover pictures to something less drab and more exciting in the near future). Continue Reading

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Careful About Brand Tarnishing! (Sci-fi Parodies Included)…

Careful About Brand Tarnishing! (Sci-fi Parodies Included)…

When it comes to using a brand name in a negative light, authors walk a very fine line. Brand “tarnishment” is vaguely analogous to defamation, and disparaging use of a brand name is often easier to find as publishing moves to the ebook and audiobook formats.

Read more on this topic from the following article I discovered:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/03/5-top-legal-issues/

This is quite an important thing for those of us who write satire or other fiction. But if, as the article above says, “Brand names should be reserved for describing that particular product or service offered by the company,” then, one might ask: how to avoid tarnishing trademarks? What other strategies are available?

The article gives one idea: Continue Reading

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Amazon Ebooks: Dark & Surreal Poetry Out Already… Intriguing Fiction to Follow, April 11!

Amazon Ebooks: Dark & Surreal Poetry Out Already… Intriguing Fiction to Follow, April 11!

I just mentioned an hour ago that I was branching out into publishing on Amazon. I am still publishing the Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophe free ebook series via Draft2Digital (Tolino, iBooks, Kobo, 24 Symbols, Nook, Page Foundry, Scribd); and I am still serializing these ebooks at the Satire Catastrophes site. But what about my Amazon ebooks?

Here is the first ebook I have ever released on Amazon.

Foaming the Optics: Poems Against Patriarchy, Poems Against Neuriarchy

If you think this is a very PC concept for a poetry ebook, you are wildly mistaken.

And I, by fairly obvious contrast, am wildly correct.

Or, at least, wildly contrarian... Continue Reading

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Ebook News: New Compilations, PLUS Expanding into Amazon!

Ebook News: New Compilations, PLUS Expanding into Amazon!

Currently, there are two volumes of my satire compilation series Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes. This series is currently being serialized on one of my websites: Satire Catastrophes. Save the link!

The two volumes in question are:

#1 I Shouldn’t Do God

#2 Football Frikkups

Within the next week, I am also releasing:

#3 I Still Shouldn’t Do God

#4 Differently Humored

#1 & #3 are satire on religious themes, a rather under-appreciated area of satire (if you catch my drift!)

#2 is fairly self-explanatory: football, soccer, pawtaytooooo, pawtaddo.

#4 is disability-themed humor, as ‘we’ (!) proceed through Autism Month. Continue Reading

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UK News Headlines: Utopia, Dystopia, Heterotopia (NSFW)

UK News Headlines: Utopia, Dystopia, Heterotopia (NSFW)

Not long ago I read, or else maybe just made up off entirely off the top of my head, some rather plausible UK headlines:

MP Sex Scandal: Cybersex Non-Mandela Selfie Embarrassment!!!
Daily Mail Moral Panic Rabble Rousers Censor Phobostratus Pig Anime!!
Extortionate Mobile Phone Deals Catch Lucrative New Labour Thinktank by Surprise… Funny, that!!!
Disneyland Paris Caught in Pincer Movement by Political Islamists and Rabid Humanitarian Liberation Supremacists!!!
Elvis Releases New Single, Radio 1 Says ‘We Refuse to Play this Mainstream Bollocks!!!’

In a short time, I managed to come up with the following rearrangements: Continue Reading

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Interview: Katie Hopkins Educates Me on ‘Disrespectful Behaviour’

Interview: Katie Hopkins Educates Me on ‘Disrespectful Behaviour’

Some time ago, I posted on my Wallace Runnymede blog the following piece:

London’s Drone-Happy Cockroach Caucus Loses Its Shit (But not its Bullshit)

The “Foreign Office” in London (formerly known as Airstrip One’s Ministry for Eternal War) has recently moralistically condemned the Russian government which (according to the IntCom/ComHum party line), has “no justification” (sic) for deciding who can or cannot enter the country.

Nick Clegg can’t enter Russia? It’s political correctness gone mad, innit! It weren’t like that in the old days, mate. Continue Reading

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Sunstormtroopin’ With Our Leader Captain Murdoch (To the Tune of “Starship Trooping”)

Sunstormtroopin’ With Our Leader Captain Murdoch (To the Tune of “Starship Trooping”)

Sunstormtroopin’ across the Shillaverse

Our dodgy media enterprise and glorious leader Captain Murdoch

Shitstormtroopin’ across the universe

At least we’re not the BBC, gotta helluh private purse!

 

Another immigrant report… Continue Reading

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Ebook News: New Satire Compilation, Two Ebooks Temporarily Withdrawn, And… What?! (2/2)

Ebook News: New Satire Compilation, Two Ebooks Temporarily Withdrawn, And… What?! (2/2)

Yesterday, I said that I’ve recently decided to temporarily withdraw The Great Flâneur Massacre from the market, as well as Reflections In and Out of Season. I will reintroduce them later. I gave my reasons for doing so… Always important to strategize carefully!

And I also said:

I need to think about accessibility: particularly because this is my first ever piece of extended fiction! I don’t want to give an unnecessarily negative impression.

I also said:

So what am I going to do?

Well, that would be telling! Find out tomorrow…

Here’s my plan going forward. Continue Reading

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Ebook News: New Satire Compilation, Two Ebooks Temporarily Withdrawn, And… What? (1/2)

Ebook News: New Satire Compilation, Two Ebooks Temporarily Withdrawn, And… What? (1/2)

For some time, I’ve had three self-published ebooks available on a number of outlets:

1. My novella, The Great Flâneur Massacre.

2. The non-fiction accompanying volume, Wallace Runnymede and The Great Flâneur Massacre: Reflections In and Out of Season.

3.  The fake news satire collection I Shouldn’t Do God (first volume of the anticipated series Wallace Runnymede Satire Catastrophes).

Here, I’m going to discuss my strategy for the next while: not only to keep you informed, or to maintain interest in my ebooks, but also to provide some reflections that might be of use for some people who either have self-published in the past, or are contemplating doing so in future. Continue Reading

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