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About the author

Roy Luna: Roy Luna is a retired French professor who dabbles in the arts, tinkers with music, reads heavily in fiction and history, but does not neglect biographies or science. His main efforts these days are devoted to writing a trilogy of novels based on events occurring during the years between the death of Voltaire (1778) and the French Revolution (1789-94), years rich in both enlightened human progress and dark, evil terror. Three times a week he volunteers at Dunbar Old Books, making sure orphaned books find their way to other readers. His library at home may have surpassed the 10,000 mark, and he valiantly tries to read them all… The one important thing to retain about Roy is his horror at the sins, the injustice, the atrocities, the crimes against humanity that are perpetrated and justified in the name of religion. Any belief system that condones such savagery has discarded its humanity, abandoned its compassion, and forsaken its principles of empathy, tolerance and love of one’s neighbor.


The Madwoman

The Madwoman: The Madwoman of Chaillot has a new avatar: she is the Madwoman of South Beach, and she patrols her territory with the same energetic and determined passion as her predecessor. Iris Cornelia Starkaugen is a homeless woman who wanders the streets of South Beach, saying nothing to passersby…

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Why I Won’t Capitalize “asap”

Acronyms–oh, boy!–acronyms! They might be useful. We save time, ink, eyesight, and money by simply writing “UNESCO,” as opposed to “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.” It’s also a boon for laziness, for we no longer have to say “the president of the United States.” Now we can…

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Just Published: Exoskeletal

A new collection of poetry by C.M. Clark explores the timelessness of the ancient Spice Trails interconnected with the modern world. Here is proof that the past is truly not past for it clings to us like new skin and lives its indelible life inside our heads, as anachronistic anthropological…

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THE SQUATTER

A man realizes one day that there is a foreign conscience inside his head: it speaks to him, with a German accent. Thus begins the saga of finding out how this came to be, and the attempt to return this outsider to his own body. Imagine one day hearing a…

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The Exploits of Zénobe Bosquet, a Virtuous Young Atheist, & of Monsieur Wagnière, His Fellow Librarian

The second volume of Roy Luna’s trilogy about the Eighteenth century, A Revolutionary Education, in which Zénobe Bosquet, an acolyte of Voltaire and a fervent believer in the forces of Reason and Enlightenment, accompanies the late philosopher’s library to Russia, a long and dangerous voyage that takes him through new lands…

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