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Thomas S. Roche

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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.



If you have any interest in baseball, African-American history, counterculture history, or civil rights history, this “dockumentary” on major league pitcher Dock Ellis is an absolute must-see. (It’s available on Netflix streaming.)


In case you missed the memo, Dock is legendary at least partly for having allegedly pitched a no-hitter while on LSD. He pitched for the Pirates, the A’s, the Yankees...

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