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Bruce McCandless III

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Bruce McCandless lives in Austin, the City of the Violet Crown, where he practices law and operates both the large hadron collider and the primitive linotype machinery of Ninth Planet Press (Motto: IMAGINATION IS NOT A CRIME). A native of Seabrook, near the Houston Ship Channel, Bruce studied History and Anthropology at the University of Texas and graduated with a degree from UT's Plan II honors program. His short stories and poems have been published in Pleiades, the Seattle Review, the Texas Observer, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Cold Mountain Review, and other periodicals. He is also the author of the novels Sour Lake, Color War, and The Black Book of Cyrenaica, and, most recently, a book of poems he wrote with his daughter, Carson Cla ...more

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Bruce McCandless III Yes and no. I spent a lot of time in East Texas growing up, and certain elements of the story--the creepiest aspects, really--reflect the legends and…moreYes and no. I spent a lot of time in East Texas growing up, and certain elements of the story--the creepiest aspects, really--reflect the legends and oil-field tales I heard when I was young. On the other hand, Sour Lake references some very disturbing racist acts that took place in East Texas in the early 20th Century, and I suspect some of those incidents aren't as well known and remembered as they should be. Great question!(less)
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Sour Lake: Or, The Beast

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Beatrice and the Basilisk

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Hey y'all, it's done. If you liked Beatrice and the Basilisk, you're gonna love this one!

Here's the Amazon description: Beatrice at Bay is the second installment of the Beatrice McIlvaine Adventure series, which features the fiery, feisty, and somewhat telekinetic Beatrice growing up in a world of increasingly sophisticated threats and menaces. The saga started with Beatrice and the Basilisk, a... Read more of this blog post »
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“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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