A new Duranalysis is imminent. It might come this weekend, even! Thank you to everyone who responded to my call for topic suggestions; you’ve given me an abundance to choose from. Next up is going to be the video for “Violence of Summer”, just because I figured it was time Duranalysis acknowledged the existence of the Liberty album. Here’s John looking all doe-eyed and intense paired with Simon’s all-time most sublimely ludicrous lyric. I appreciate the sentiment, Simon, but let’s make sure we’re all on the same page and just call it a one-night stand, okay?
Book news! Wrong City, which has heretofore only been available in paperback and as a Kindle-formatted ebook from Amazon, is now also available in multiple other ebook formats from various non-Amazon retailers. Get it wherever you prefer to purchase your ebooks; if you can’t find it, lemme know and I’ll look into it. Psst: I’m not sure how long this will last, but for the moment, at least, in a lot of places it’s free. Here’s the Smashwords link where you can get it in a slew of formats—.epub, .mobi, .pdf—for free.
For Kindle users: Lonely Satellite is free at Amazon for today only.
Most of my books are also available in paperback, for those who eschew ebooks (I feel you. I prefer print, too, though ebooks do have their advantages). The purchase links are on my main book page.
I haven’t mentioned it in a while, but in addition to a snazzy business website, my company, Luft Books, also has kind of a fun, interesting Wiki site, Luft Books Universe. I haven’t updated it in waaaaaaaaaay too long, and it gets maybe a whopping seven visitors per month or something, but still, it’s worth checking out. If you’re on the fence about reading, say, Wrong City, you can check out the Luft Universe entry for it, which will give you a plot synopsis and links to entries for individual characters, places, and things. Since my books tend to be insanely interconnected (sometimes through alternate timelines/universes, as is the case with Bias Cut and Lonely Satellite), this is a handy way to find out which characters cross over into which books.
Here’s the Lonely Satellite entry on the Luft Universe site.
I’m going to make this short so I can spend the rest of the day doing some in-depth Duranalyzing. I’ll leave you with the song of the week, which I suspect I’ve featured in a past roundup. It’s thirty years old, but Genesis’ “Land of Confusion” seems oddly apropos today:
Hang in there, everyone. You're not alone. It’s a confusing world at times, but we're all in this together.