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(I'm now writing a free semi-weekly newsletter with publishing industry news, writing tips, a roundup of all my Goodreads reviews, and a look at interesting questions I've been answering for English as a Second Language students at Reddit, in case you're curious.)

Former owner of an indie press, currently a freelance developmental editor for self-publishing and small-press authors (email me at ilikejason@gmail.com for more, or see my Upwork profile or my Reedsy profile). Happy to accept your ARC for review, but be aware that I will treat it like any other book, even if I think it's terrible. I also write about movies at letterboxd.com/jasonpettus. Other interests include cooking, bicycling, international travel, sci-fi universe creation, and
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Mastodon, cyberpunk, and THE FEDIVEEERSE!!!

My first two full weeks on Mastodon have gone swimmingly, and I've surprisingly gotten in touch again fast with the old '80s cyberpunk crowd, most notably through a recent fun exchange with pioneer John Shirley. Today, some thoughts back to my '80s punk rock youth, and why they seem to gel with a decentralized federated social network. #mastodon #twitterMigration #fediverse #fediveeerse! #1980s #c Read more of this blog post »
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message 26: by Jason

Jason Pettus Yes, we were specifically invited to contribute our coming schedule! If you check out the related article there as well, where they asked various writers and publishers to recommend a couple of books from that master list that they're particularly looking forward to, I have some thoughts about Curbside there too. Thanks, though, for bringing this to my attention!

Tuck wrote: "Tuck wrote: "you all are on this list
http://electricliterature.com/blog/20..."
curbside too"



message 25: by Tuck

Tuck Tuck wrote: "you all are on this list
http://electricliterature.com/blog/20..."

curbside too


message 23: by Rico

Rico Lamoureux Hello Jason:) Just wanted to stop by and let you know about my Mirrored Staircase graphic novella Trilogy campaign that I've just launched!
Have a wonderful Christmas:)
http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/...


message 22: by Rico

Rico Lamoureux Nice to meet you, Jason:)
Feel free to stop by my daily blog here on GR whenever you're in the mood:)
Have a great night!


message 21: by Jason

Jason Pettus Frances wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY?"

Thank you! 44 today!


Nefariousbig HAPPY BIRTHDAY?


message 19: by Nefariousbig (last edited Nov 16, 2012 07:26AM)

Nefariousbig I'm so excited about your soon-to-be-funded joint Kickstarter project!! http://kck.st/TaVNH5.

Since your books are not named individually in the pitch, I wanted to plug those offered under certain "backer" awards. CCLaP books: Repetition Patterns, Too Young to Fall Asleep, 99 Problems, Life After Sleep, Salt Creek Anthology, Amsterdamned if You Do, American Wasteland, Have You Seen Me, Get Up Tim, solo/down, Famous Drownings in Literary History, and Jugs & Capes. http://www.cclapcenter.com/hypermodern/

I wanted also to remind peeps to back the project! Always looking forward! Cheers!


message 18: by Riku

Riku Sayuj Am really enjoying your book. Good style. And great collection. Thanks for adding!


message 17: by Luani

Luani Great job on the CCLaP 100 reviews, I hope you're still going strong!


message 16: by Megha

Megha Wonderful! I look forward to reading the review.


message 15: by Jason

Jason Pettus mp wrote: "Are you about to write a review for Midnight's Children? I hope it will be super-positive one. It is one of my favorites."

Yes I am! And yes it is!


message 14: by Megha

Megha Are you about to write a review for Midnight's Children? I hope it will be super-positive one. It is one of my favorites.


message 13: by Helen

Helen Hey, thanks for adding me :)


message 12: by Jason

Jason Pettus Jacobmartin wrote: "Thanks for the Like Jason, I have been reading your reviews continuously for a while now.

I've also been trying to watch movies you recommend as well as books, I could recommend you some like Trai..."


This is great, Jacob. I'll definitely be adding these films to my Netflix queue.


Jacobmartin Thanks for the Like Jason, I have been reading your reviews continuously for a while now.

I've also been trying to watch movies you recommend as well as books, I could recommend you some like Train Man by Hitori Nakano and, if you're brave enough, the movie version of Ryu Murakami's Audition directed by Takashi Miike. Egads, I've been unsettled for days by that big damn movie.


message 10: by Gary

Gary Have you seen the movie, UP IN THE AIR, yet? with george clooney?? You'll see lots of scenes from St. Louis because it was filmed there,and I really liked it.


Whitaker Thanks for the add. I love your site CCLaP. :-)


message 8: by Jason

Jason Pettus Nick wrote: "Jason,

I love your comments and what you're doing with CCLaP. I wish you the best of luck. Enjoy your BookSwim membership (and please be honest with your thoughts)

Nick Ruffilo
BookSwim.com"


Thanks, Nick! For those who don't know what he's talking about, I recently received a free two-month trial membership to Nick's company, in return for writing about my experience afterwards both here and at the CCLaP website. For those who don't know, BookSwim is essentially "Netflix for books" -- for a monthly fee they will mail X amount of titles to you, which you can then keep for as long as you want, getting new titles sent each time you mail the old ones back. I'll be posting my review of my own experience there at the beginning of December.




message 7: by Nick

Nick Ruffilo Jason,

I love your comments and what you're doing with CCLaP. I wish you the best of luck. Enjoy your BookSwim membership (and please be honest with your thoughts)

Nick Ruffilo
BookSwim.com


message 6: by Jason

Jason Pettus Karin wrote: "Where can I find your books about your travel in Germany? Anywhere where I can get them as ebooks? I've been wanting to read them but can't seem to find them."

Ah, Karin, good to hear from you! Well, the online headquarters are still up, at http://www.jasonpettus.com/kool/ and http://www.jasonpettus.com/scheisse/ , where text and photos of each trip can be found. I still haven't put out standalone electronic copies for the public yet, since that was one of the benefits of the people who paid money in advance; although after I -finally- get out the paper copy they're all owed as well, then I will finally release the PDFs for free download online.


message 5: by tee

tee Why, I am so pleased that you are of the same opinion of Burroughs, as me. I have read all of Burroughs work and ashamedly, I actually think I liked the others at the time that I read them (my brain must have been on vacation).

On one hand, I want to re-read them and reevaluate, as I'm certain that I must have been delusional the first time around; but I also really don't want to waste my time. Why re-read Burroughs, when I can read something good instead?

It's a dilemma.


Taters Jason Pettus

You were the last person I expected to run across reading the same books as me, and having Goodreads randomly link me to your review of ... whatever it was - was really startling.

Hope life is treating you kind!
Amy Kennebec


Rachel Wow, you've got some reading to do!


Heather Thanks for sharing " The name Of the Rose". I will have to add it to my collection. Have a good one


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


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