Book Reviews

Quantum Deadline by Daedalus Howell

Quantum Deadline, by Daedalus Howell, reviewed by Meta Strauss. Daedalus Howell’s Quantum Deadline, reminiscent of a Mickey Spillane story, is certain to be the first of a long series of novels about a captivating modern day reporter. The story is fun, and suspenseful with unexpected contemporary twists keeping me entertained and not wanting to put it down. I can’t wait to read the next adventure of the witty, smart-mouthed, ambitious Dade Howell. Note from Marlene: Daedalus Howell will entertain us (I’m sure of it) at Writers Forum on April 21. Meta Strauss, a native Texan, began writing after moving to Sonoma in 2005. “A Cinderella Tale” was included in the anthology “Cry of the Nightbird,” published by the California YWCA in support of victims of domestic abuse. Strauss’s writing is featured on the Sonoma Writer’s Alliance web site and in the Sonoma Sun Newspaper. She reads her work at local Sonoma…

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Is serialization in your future?

Guest Blogger Daedalus Howell reveals a tried and true method to reach new audiences. The revolution will be serialized. As it’s always been. Much of episodic entertainment, from our favorite shows on Netflix or premium cable to the summertime superhero blockbusters, are issued in discrete elements that comprise a whole story. Comic books have long functioned in this manner, ditto popular literature, which was once serialized in newspapers. And, of course, there’s the staggeringly popular Serial podcast, which not only popularized a new storytelling medium but so embraced the concept of serialization that it branded itself with it. Clearly, serialization is back, representing to some, a vanguard in publishing. It can also be an integral part of your creative process. This is what I’ve found creating Quantum Deadline, a sci-fi crime romp that comically explores the death of newspapers through the foggy lens of a reporter tripping through the multiverse….