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Mind Control: A Brief History

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A few years ago, I dated a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned in a secret U.S. detention camp in Iraq. He’d been accused of terrorism by a co-worker, and then held and tortured for months by U.S. government employees,…

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I bet deathbed research is skewed

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I haunt Twitter in my spare time these days like the ghost of procrastinating writers, and something I’ve noticed that pops up every few days or so is a tweet about people on their deathbeds. I bet deathbed research is…

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Where’d your books go, JR Pomerantz?

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Good morning, friends! I’m only on my first cup of coffee and it just snowed a little here, and I thought about you, and me, and how I think you always know what’s going on with me because I consider…

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The 7 Patents of Hendricus G. Loos

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My original blog about Hendricus G. Loos waxed wider on the man than the inventions.* Since then, there’s a little more info available online. Like most Q&A on the Internet, none of this has been verified or researched and everything…

Bystander

Bystander

Can you survive the new espionage? There are no sidelines. There are no boundaries. In the new world order, there’s no such thing as an innocent bystander. Seven short shockers from the New Espionage Collection by award-winning author JR Pomerantz.…

Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device

Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device

A government stooge finds himself at the center of some Afghanistan-based intrigue in Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device. Up until a year ago, Jim Schneider had a wife and two small children. Now they are dead…

Corporate Torsos Need Not Apply

Corporate Torsos Need Not Apply

Corporate Torsos Need Not Apply imagines a future world in which the mid-Atlantic states of America—namely, “Nu” York and “Nu” Jersey—survive in soggy, paradigm-shifted fashion after a calamitous “Flood” some 18 years ago (or was it 19?). No one can…