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Howard Cincotta

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Howard Cincotta's newest novel is a mystery, Paint Me Gone, set in the dark world of watercolor.

He is the author of the short story collection, Memories of Tuna Fish, and an earlier science-fiction adventure, set on a rainforest planet, called Climbing the Rain.

Howard is a freelance writer who served as an editor and writer with the U.S. Information Agency and the State Department for many years. At USIA, he worked on magazines for Africa and the former Soviet Union and directed a special publications unit. He late headed an electronic-media office for the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.

Howard has drafted speeches for a number of State Department officials and written feature articles for Span Magazine, publ
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Climbing the Rain

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My newest book, a mystery set in the dark world of watercolor, has just been published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

I am, of course, hoping for readers and reviews/comments.

Here is the back cover blurb. Hope some of you enjoy reading it
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Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov
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Is it possible to write a rural idyll that set in a time of war and privation? Andrey Kurkov manages to pull it off in Grey Bees, which takes place in an abandoned village located in the “grey zone” between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in t ...more
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The Shores of Bohemia by John Taylor Williams
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Greenwich Village may be a synonym for the 20th-century bohemian tradition in the United States, but literary agent and writer John Taylor Williams makes a strong case that the Outer Cape of Cape Cod, from Wellfleet to Provincetown, constituted anoth ...more
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A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
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If you had to pick an early model for the modern spy thriller, your best choice might well be Eric Ambler’s A Coffin for Dimitrios, first published in 1939. All the elements of international intrigue are here — dark streets, strange cities, menacing ...more
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Greenwich Village may be a synonym for the 20th-century bohemian tradition in the United States, but literary agent and writer John Taylor Williams makes a strong case that the Outer Cape of Cape Cod, from Wellfleet to Provincetown, constituted anoth ...more
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Is it possible to write a rural idyll that set in a time of war and privation? Andrey Kurkov manages to pull it off in Grey Bees, which takes place in an abandoned village located in the “grey zone” between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in t ...more
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Lily King’s stories are full of sharp-eyed incisive portraits that reflect a wary modernist sensibility. At the same time, they are downright traditional in their subject matter: the struggles of the anxious affluent and struggling middle class. Her ...more
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Christopher Hitchens
“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”
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“There is a phrase from World War I describing warfare as “months of boredom punctuated by moments of terror.” The same applies to long spacecraft missions. And it was a long and frankly terrifying hour as they awaited the hoped-for signal to return from New Horizons.”
Alan Stern, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Neal Stephenson
“think that the message is very clear here: somewhere outside of and beyond our universe is an operating system, coded up over incalculable spans of time by some kind of hacker-demiurge. The cosmic operating system uses a command line interface. It runs on something like a teletype, with lots of noise and heat; punched-out bits flutter down into its hopper like drifting stars. The demiurge sits at his teletype, pounding out one command line after another, specifying the values of fundamental constants of physics: universe -G 6.672e-11 -e 1.602e-19 -h 6.626e-34 -protonmass 1.673e-27…. and when he’s finished typing out the command line, his right pinky hesitates above the enter key for an aeon or two, wondering what’s going to happen; then down it comes—and the whack you hear is another Big Bang.”
Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

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