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Thomas S. Roche’s debut novel is The Panama Laugh, a science fiction zombie apocalypse about viral media, military contracting, and LOLZ. It releases September 6, 2011 from Night Shade Books.

Roche has been a blogger, short story writer, editor, marketing executive, and web reporter for more than a decade, having written regularly for Techyum.com, TinyNibbles.com, Night-Bazaar.com, Gothic.net, GettingIt.com, WriteSex.net, GoodVibes.com, 13thStreet.com and many other websites.

He is a community sex educator in San Francisco with San Francisco Sex Information, a nonprofit educational organization.



“Birdman” is perplexing, confusing, and amazing. I was vaguely conflicted on it while watching, and I’m a little stunned afterwards. I wasn’t entirely sure what to think, but I think I’m gonna come down on the side of “this is effing brilliant.”


It certainly is hilarious, bizarre, dark, disturbing and inspired. The thing that sticks with me the most is how different it is from Iñárritu’s other w...

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