Author: renaissanceadmin

“Schism” by Clabe Polk

“Schism” is a crime/action novel, first in the Detective Mike Eiser Series, which seems to be to be directed at the older Young Adult market. While violence and coarse language play their parts, neither reaches the level of obscenity current in harder-edged adult crime novels. Perhaps this comes from the setting, Poplar Bluffs, which is…

“A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs and Other Stories” by Andrew Kozma

Before discussing this set of short stories, it might be useful to make a note about Surrealism. Not that these stories purport to fall under that label, but their appeal may be described in the same terms. Surrealism has never been, and cannot ever be, defined without resorting to incredible intellectual and pseudo-scientific gobbledygook, although…