Monday, June 29, 2015

CHAMELEO in THE BELIEVER!

Earlier today THE BELIEVER published a lengthy excerpt from CHAMELEO (most of Chapter 13, in fact) on their website.  You can check it out by clicking right HERE.


The Believer - Logger



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CHAMELEO: ONE OF THE TOP 15 NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR!

Flavorwire has just named CHAMELEO one of the top 15 nonfiction books of 2015!  Note that I’m listed above Jon Krakauer and beneath Kim Gordon, a fairly accurate assessment to my mind.  To see the entire list, click HERE.

"Guffey’s Chameleo, a paranoiac nonfiction techno-thriller and the story of a friendship, is by many miles the weirdest and funniest book of 2015. It tells the story of an oft-recovering heroin addict named Dion Fuller who is believed by the Department of Homeland Security to have stolen a pair of night vision goggles from a military base. From there it becomes a sui generis exploration of conspiracy as a form of art."   — Jonathon Sturgeon, Flavorwire, 6-22-15

Monday, June 8, 2015

Plasma Tubes

I wonder what Trevor James Constable (author of the classic 1958 UFO book THEY LIVE IN THE SKY!) would think of this 6-2-15 news.com report about "plasma tubes floating above Earth."  The first few paragraphs of the article, "Aussie Student Proves Existence of Plasma Tubes Floating Above Earth," read as follows:

"AN AUSTRALIAN scientist has discovered that giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth.
"It’s a finding that was initially met with a considerable degree of scepticism within the field of astrophysics, but a University of Sydney undergraduate student Cleo Loi, 23, has proven that the phenomenon exists.
"By using a radio telescope in the West Australian outback to see space in 3D, Ms Loi has proven that the Earth’s atmosphere is embedded with these strangely shaped, tubular plasma structures. The complex, multilayered ducts are created by the atmosphere being ionised by sunlight."
First click HERE to read the entire news.com report, then click HERE to listen to an excerpt from a radio interview with Trevor James Constable in which the author discusses his unique theory about UFOs, which he first proposed way back in 1958, then expanded on years later in his 1975 book entitled THE COSMIC PULSE OF LIFE.






Sunday, June 7, 2015

Quote of the Day

“These people are looking for criminals. You could be the most innocent person in the world, but if somebody programmed to see patterns of criminality looks at your data, they’re not going to find you – they’re going to find a criminal.”

--Edward Snowden

The above quote comes from a 4-29-15 amnesty.org article entitled "7 Reasons Why 'I've Got Nothing to Hide' Is the Wrong Response to Mass Surveillance" by Ben Beaumont.  You can read Beaumont's entire article by clicking HERE.

A related Ben Beaumont article, entitled "7 Ways the World Has Changed Thanks to Edward Snowden" (posted on 6-4-15), can be found at amnesty.org right HERE.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

We Apologize for the Inconvenience

My previously announced signing at Book Soup has been cancelled for reasons beyond my control.  If another CHAMELEO event crops up, I’ll definitely let you all know about it.  As Douglas Adams wrote in SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH, “We apologize for the inconvenience.”  In the meantime, feel free to salve your wounds (and mine) by purchasing several copies of CHAMELEO from OR Books.  You can find your way to OR Books by simply clicking HERE.

(Note:  As far as I know, invisible midgets had nothing to do with the cancellation of this event, but I suppose one must never rule out the possibility.)

Mahalo!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Stripper v. Senator

It's QUIZ TIME, kids!  Instructions:  Read the following excerpts from Jenny Kutner's 5-13-15 Salon article entitled "Texas Stripper Requests Police Protection from Conservative Christian State Senator," then answer the postgraduate quiz question below:
"Cynthia Lynn Ortiz [an Oklahoma woman who works as a dancer at a 'gentlemen’s club'] filed a handwritten request for [a] protective order in Creek County, Oklahoma, where she claims she moved after [Republican State Senator Charles] Perry began stalking her in 2010.  Ortiz says she met the lawmaker at a Lubbock, Texas Republican Women’s event in 2009, but later relocated to Denton, Texas, and then to Oklahoma, when he would not leave her alone.  According to the protective order request — of which Ortiz posted a photo on Twitter — Perry recruited acquaintances to help him keep tabs on the woman.
"'I could not go outside without one coming to watch especially if I was on the phone,' Ortiz’s request states.  'A man in a brown truck would follow me everywhere I went.'
"Ortiz also claims the lawmaker hacked her computer, interfered with her relationships and her work, vandalized her car and installed surveillance cameras in her home, according to The Oklahoman."
[END OF EXCERPT]
Question:  In 21st century America, is it more reasonable to assume that A) a stripper in Oklahoma is suffering from acute paranoia or that B) a right-wing Christian Senator in Texas has access to a vast network of gang stalking perps who would not hesitate to plant covert surveillance cameras in the private residence of a U.S. citizen, vandalize said individual's automobile, disrupt said individual's relationships at work and elsewhere, and hack into said individual's personal computer?
If your answer was B, kids, give yourself a gold star!
If your answer was A, you may review your grade by clicking HERE.
And if you would like to read Ms. Kutner's entire article, simply click HERE.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CHAMELEO Book Signing at BOOK SOUP in West Hollywood!

CHAMELEO fans, take heed!  On June 5th I’ll be discussing and signing CHAMELEO at Book Soup located at 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.  The reading begins at 7:00 PM.  The entire event will probably last about 90 minutes.  Copies of CHAMELEO will be on sale at Book Soup.  The event is completely free, and—needless to say—invisible midgets are more than welcome to attend.  Don’t miss what the in-house dossiers of the NCIS and the Department of Homeland Security are calling “THE MUST-SEE EVENT OF THE SUMMER SEASON!!!”  If you like winning prizes, you should definitely drop by:  Those of you who don’t already have a government-sponsored, voyeuristic perp taking note of your every move will almost certainly be assigned one at the door.  Yes, indeed, there’s something for everyone at any CHAMELEO event! 

For further details, click HERE.