Archive for the 'Drug War' Category

Are really old Social Security recipients to blame for crime wave?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the March 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”) America is not in the midst of a big crime wave. Gun ownership is way up, and violent crime rates are down across the board (See “Gun homicides, violence, down sharply in past 20 years”, http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html , and […]

Another hour with Ernie

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Vin spent another 90 minutes on the air with Ernest Hancock in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday (Jan. 20.) The subject of The Miskatonic Manuscript came up, along with the Drug War (of course); the unfounded claim that the federal government “owns” 53 percent of the state of Oregon; the mandatory government youth propaganda camps (“public schools”) […]

A journey that challenges our sensibilities

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Doug French, former president of the Mises Institute, posts a new review of The Miskatonic Manuscript at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/doug-french/taking-drug-war/ .

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 4

Monday, January 4th, 2016

(This is the fourth part of a week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript,” continuing the adventures of rare books sleuths Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, this time carrying them far beyond peaceful Providence, Rhode Island. The Q&A series begins here.)

The Miskatonic Manuscript, reviews part 3

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Following a slow Christmas week, when most folks presumably had other things to do, additional reviews of The Miskatonic Manuscript are starting to flow in.

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 3

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

  (This follows part two in our week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript.” Part two is here.) Q: It’s interesting how many people seem to judge a book by its cover. Many people, looking at the Testament of James cover art, assume it’s a religious tract. Others, reacting to the […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 2

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Q: Some readers may object to the role played by psychedelic drugs in this series. It seems to me that you strike a middle ground somewhere between “recreational” use and “therapeutic” use, where the drugs serve a purpose in enabling the characters to navigate among various dimensions, or to ascertain hidden truth, vision-quest style. How […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 1

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Inevitably, some few readers of The Miskatonic Manuscript have objected to certain themes in the book. It seems only right to give Vin the opportunity to respond to them, to expand on his thinking — and to remind readers that, in Vin’s words (below), “Miskatonic Manuscript is science fiction, and science fiction traditionally has been […]

The Miskatonic Manuscript — housekeeping, 2.0

Monday, December 14th, 2015

A couple of people have placed orders for TMM and/or TOJ through ABEbooks, but (since they opted not to use a credit or debit card) it’s our responsibility to contact them to arrange payment. Both Vin and I (Brunette) have tried . . . so please check your spam filters, if you think you might […]

The Miskatonic Manuscript, reviews part 2

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Thomas Mitchell’s review of TMM is here: https://4thst8.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/check-out-the-second-installment-in-the-exciting-adventures-of-a-used-book-dealer/