July 2011

Surprised to see that He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson is only $2.48 on @amazon right now in pbk amazon.com/gp/product/076…

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RT @amergina @MikeArnzen Because he writes haiku to make you go Hmm. And Eww! He’s the other half of Stephen King. <- Haikewww! :-) Thx

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Transhumanism and the Second Uncanny Valley — posted to The Popular Uncanny http://post.ly/2g7iV

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UndeadRat An Interview with Michael Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller http://j.mp/mPVLeM Almost 30 minutes of writerly goodness…genre writerly goodness.

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New strangeness posted to my flickr gallery: “Refusal” flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Any flash writers read this book? Any good? Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little by Christopher Johnson amazon.com/gp/product/B00… (via @amazon).

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MecumHaiku Somewhere there’s a rock / that will become your gravestone / with green moss growing.

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skyladawn I’m spotlighting work by @adrienne_jones on my blog today. skyladawncameron.com/blog/adriennej… Please have a look if you like unique spec fic!

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THANKS for the kudos @pirategirljack @miketrubino @DWGrintalis @S_S_Michaels @NicolePeeler ! @RDSPress will rock the new book! Very excited.

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Just signed contract: @RDSPress to release The Gorelets Omnibus in ebook and print editions by end of year. gorelets.com/biowiki/index.…

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RT @UndeadRat That’s the Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles tinyurl.com/3k4jzen <-THANKS, Greg! (And careful w/that potato peeler!)

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The gallery is functional again at gorelets.com/gallery

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The gallery at gorelets.com will be out tonight while I perform an upgrade… all is working a-okay!

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Author Magazine audio interview with @MikeArnzen and @heidirubymiller http://post.ly/2d5ab

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Good news article about Many Genres book and writers @heidirubymiller and @JasonJackMiller: heraldstandard.com/news/local_new…

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Fortune Cookie: A Parable - new flash story posted to http://gorelets.com http://post.ly/2cuxy

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The gorelets site and newsletter server have all gotten a major overhaul. Still some edits left, but most of it… http://fb.me/Bylhlpi1

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The Goreletter server is updated and online. Please test it out! Sign up (you can unsub later) or update your email via gorelets.com/about/

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The subscription form and back issue archive for The Goreletter at gorelets.com may be temporarily down for the next few hours.

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Many Genres authors at Confluence 2011 http://post.ly/2cE2z

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RT @Tweet_Shrieks Review: 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories by Michael A. Arnzen wp.me/pDjgE-5J <-Thanks, Scott! Great flash review!

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“Welcome to the Machine”: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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7pm book signing with Heidi Ruby Miller for Many Genres, One Craft at Confluence convention, Pittsburgh: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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My website gets a new hairdo. Some itchiness still under the collar, but stage one of the revision is complete! Visit gorelets.com

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RDSPress RDSP got a brief mention in this CRACKED article on bizarro. Not sure whether that’s a good thing or not… http://fb.me/GTyjaZrJ

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I’ll be there later today and tomorrow — my complete schedule is up on gorelets.com. Heidi and I have a… http://fb.me/111704SwI

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My book signing/reading and panels at SF Conference this weekend: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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heidirubymiller conprogram.weebly.com/program-schedu… - I will be a guest at in Pittsburgh this weekend. Robert J. Sawyer (GoH) @LCConnolly @MikeArnzen (guests)

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CNET Google+ arrives on the App Store (with screenshots): http://cnet.co/rfuPCU

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JB_LZE God launches his own website: ow.ly/5ENxZ Check it out!!!

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New digital art posted to my flickr gallery: “Under the Reading Tree”: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Book event tomorrow: Tues 6:30pm at Greensburg B&N, reading/signing with Tamora Pierce @EllenKushnerhner See you at Confluenlpha !

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2010 Shirley Jackson Award winners announced shirleyjacksonawards.org/sja_2010_winne… Kudos esp to multi-winner @lairdbarron who was nom’d all over the place!

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Had a laugh today playing retro game “Cthulhu Saves the World.” Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=56fG6f… Avail on steam for $3: store.steampowered.com/app/107310/

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Nominate your favorite fictive fantasy world for @jeffvandermeer’s upcoming book project thru Underland Press: ifyoulivedherebook.com

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New Post to The Popular Uncanny blog on “The Uncanny Valley and Intellectual Uncertainty” http://post.ly/2Ut6u

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The Science Behind Fanboyism (via Slashdot) post.ly/2TVCm via @flanga techreport.com/discussions.x/…

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Photos from the Alpha Workshop Readings http://post.ly/2U9vf

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Alpha Readings 2nite (7/15, 6:30) at Greensburg B&N: Scott Johnson, David Levine, David Barr Kirtley. On Tues: Tamora Pierce, Ellen Kushner.

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Right back atcha @RobertWWalker….I agree completely with what you said about .

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A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock by Christopher Conlon (Editor) is now up for orders on @amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/098…

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Your new ’21st Century Scop’ blog looks fantastic @LCConnolly lawrencecconnolly.com/category/21st-…

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Nature abhors a vacuum. “Greenhouse” — photo posted to my gallery: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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My program for the Confluence SF convention (July 22-23) http://post.ly/2N7Ml

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@Slate also links to good essay on “How to Fix Horror” (films): slate.com/id/2297938/ent… Thnx for the RT post that steered me there @amy_grech

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Slate The ten greatest scenes in horror history—WATCH: http://slate.me/nbq62u

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@UndeadRat Glad it made you laugh, G! That skit at the Stokers was a blast. @JeffStrand is phenomenal.

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inkyelbows Why I’m loving Google+ (incl. perspective of a writer & illustrator): http://bit.ly/oiuROU

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RT @NoddlaNocdar HACKED~Do not click on contents of DMs from me for a day or two…<- Could apply to many. Got a wave of them. Not opening.

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Confluence SF convention coming soon with GoH @RobertJSawyer — I’ll be there for a few things. Here’s details: conprogram.weebly.com/index.html

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my pal Skipp is @YerPalSkipp — now on Twitter!

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@NoddlaNocdar Google+ invite should be in your inbox! Hope it works… Anyone else need this?

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If you need a google+ invite direct message me and I’ll try to help. You need a gmail account for this, I think.

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WritelyDone @WritelyDone early beta launched j.mp/qx00zd Please retweet to all , , , and use code WDTWEET

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My Brother’s Publishing Venture, Writerly Done — now open for beta testers http://post.ly/2MLyc

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Here’s my google+ profile. Add me to your purgatorial circles! http://fb.me/xJ8GCTUt

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Girls with Glasses. New litzine from local community features some SHU alums and a cool skull-woman cover: etsy.com/listing/773156…

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Just saw Audible.com is running their own Zombiefest for upcoming undead audiobooks audible.com/mt/ZombieFest @audiblesteve @CanaryWil

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He’s also at: @EricVonHoffman

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Hoff is a great comedian/actor/singer/pantomime/writer/old friend. Drop by his new site and look for his… http://fb.me/NJyRxded

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Setting up google profile in anticipation of google+ (which I think should be called ‘plex’): Tag it or invite me? profiles.google.com/arnzen

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Maybe I should have called this one A SIGN OF EVIL: post.ly/2Lf5S

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Thnx for the comments @calebtwombly and @JohnUrbancik!

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@grammarissa What’s wrong with quack? I’d like to know. :-)

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dreadmedia Telling Lies for Fun & Profit@LawrenceBlocklock & Many Genres, One C@MikeArnzenk@heidirubymillerbymiller are an MA in Writing w/out tuition$

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And in the end: the duck you taste is equal to the duck you baste. (redux)

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And in the end: the love you make, is equal to the duck you bake.

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It’s hilarious that people post their baby photos on the page for the free ‘Samuel Jackson reads Go the F to Sleep’: amazon.com/Go-the-F-k-to-…

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In fact, here are all the amazon ebooks currently available (and growing) from one of my favorite publishers, @RDSPress amzn.to/nruQUk

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KindleBargains The kindle bargain of the day is CODENAME PRAGUE by @DHarlanWilson - $.99 http://tinyurl.com/3gas6…

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Help Rocky Wood — visit the Overlook Connection’s rare Stephen King sale. http://post.ly/2LZZ5

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Nice review of our Many Genres book by @CynthiaRavinski at Greater Portland Scribists: scribists.blogspot.com/2011/06/many-g…

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Dilbert meets Don Hertzfeldt. Office Casualties: officecasualties.com

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@wdprescott Haven’t heard of “Perspective TVs” but TVs must have the most boring perspective in the world. Sofas!

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@tstauffer LOL. And thanks! I’m doing my best to mess them up, byte-by-byte.

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This one turned out creepy. Distorted Kindle Image #21: “Intelligent Like Cancer.” http://fb.me/V844zLjW

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@GaryJonas1 Damn you. You just Europed me, bro!

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@MikeOliveri It’s a Pulp Fiction day, then! Have a Hamburger Royale for lunch. :-)

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ElectricLit Phone-a-poem: http://bit.ly/oKQt9g

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@GaryJonas1 @tanyatwombly Tell Trey I said “hello” if you see him. Followed by “Don’t tase me, bro!”

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@wdprescott @TelegraphWeird Almost all those animals look like they were caught just moments before they sprung on the photographer.

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@kanessie Best wishes with the theatrical production! Sounds like a cool one!

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troilee RT @ScottFilmCritic This astonishing, Exorcist-ish advert will appeal to all horror fans. bit.ly/lNgZO5 Thanks to @xenscape for link.

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CraigyFerg http://yfrog.com/gzu6dnbj Found this picture on my phone from the Paris trip. Actually LOL’d as the kids say.

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@posterous posts anything I email to it as a blog entry and automatically posts a link to twitter and facebook. Join me: michaelarnzen.com

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Dark Regions Press is extending its 30% off everything sale by one more day: darkregions.com/news/47/30%25-… Good way to get Proverbs for Monsters!

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Another 5 star amazon reader review for Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction! amazon.com/gp/product/093…

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The latest issue of Dissections has a vampire theme: simegen.com/writers/dissec… Also has good article on Bob Leman by @LCConnolly

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DHarlanWilson DAY ONE of the $0.99 CODENAME PRAGUE Kindle sale: amzn.to/lH2zX1

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DonMaass 43 What does your antagonist believe in? Who else shares those values? Why are they actually right? When does your MC see that too?

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E-motional Reaction (kindle cut up): flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Eternal Moments and Smoking Billboards http://post.ly/2KkK4

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More kindle fetishism posted to my flickr page. http://post.ly/2Kh9n

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“Scream in Hell” — a dark painting by @JustAfterSunset http://post.ly/2KKkO

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If I ever do another CD like Audiovile, I totally would want this to be the cover art! AWESOME shot by @d_tunstall flic.kr/p/9Z5TAb

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JustAfterSunset Many Genres, One Craft: What I’m learning: joinmeinthemadhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/readin…

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Perhaps the weirdest one to top off the set of strange kindle photos for the day - “Christopher’s Hands”: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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I wish I would have thought of this first: A poetry book comprised entirely of QR codes: bflobookarts.blogspot.com/2011/03/qr-cod…

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Added a new batch of quirky photos of my Kindle to flickr today. http://fb.me/17qieYcJs

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Another photo experiment with the kindle: “Kaleidakindle”: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Another Kindle experiment added to the photo set: “There Are No Notes or Marks” flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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For the next residency in January we are all reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbo librarything.com/work/6767489/c… Hopefully it will snow on the hill!

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Good morning. “Slide and Release the Power Switch to Wake”:
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Experimental Photography of the @amazon http://post.ly/2JkRw

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Congrats @Kim_Harrington on winning Many Genres One Craft and all those books in the ITW Big Thrill giveaway!!! thebigthrill.org/2011/06/the-ju…

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Please subscribe via email or posterous to join the “Michael Arnzen Social Network”! http://fb.me/QrvVFYaz

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Just got the latest Dreams and Nightmares poetry zine from @DavidKM. Love the “Tentacle” love poem about an octopus by Robert Borski.

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Hey students — we have a goodreads group here:
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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen