Today, I’d like to share with you a nice little review of the Amazon top title, CoronaChan: Spreading the Love, by Aaron Giddings over at Sticks, Stories, and Scotch. This really is a great collection of works by authors with considerably smaller audiences than they deserve, and the fact that Aaron singled out my own contribution for praise means the world to me. It can be a bit intimidating to take your place in the cultural shieldwall alongside authors such as David Van Dyke and Brian Niemeier and so many quality writers. On the one hand, you trust that they’ve got your back, on the other, you have to wonder if you’ve got the mettle to stand with them. Mr. Giddings thinks that I do, and I can think of no higher praise:
My favorite of the book, however, has to be Jon Mollison’s novella Adventure Constant. Blending our reality with a familiar enough yet delightfully different one, this is a story that made me want a lot more set in this universe. Fortunately for me, there is a follow up novella now available on Amazon.
Go read the whole review to get a better idea of his feelings on the matter, then add his blog to your reader-roll. We’ll be dusting those off before the election, as the only remaining means by which we can communicate via the web. Web 2.0 was a mistake, and despite the artificial growth of right-wing reservations such as Parler, I still expect a wholesale retreat to corners of the internet where individuals exercise primary editorial authority, rather than distant Left Coast busybodies.