TNB Book Review: Gabino Iglesias’s Coyote Songs, reviewd by Kurt Baumeister

TNB Book Review: Gabino Iglesias’s Coyote Songs, reviewd by Kurt Baumeister By Kurt Baumeister November 13, 2018 Fiction Reviews America today is more polarized than it’s been at any point in my lifetime. Socially, politically, racially, economically, religiously…in many ways, this division is born of willful ignorance, the result of small minds glorying in hackneyed thoughts and …

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THE ARENA OF LOVE, a short story

Sunday Stories: “The Arena of Love” By Sunday Stories On June 10, 2018 · 0 Comments · In Sunday Stories The Arena of Love by Kurt Baumeister 1 The Little, Blue Gumshoe Reginald Van Meter wasn’t blue, but he looked it. And not euphemistically, in some down-in-the-mouth, bummed-out-pumpkin sense. Reg didn’t look blue because his wife, kids, and beloved dog, Sinatra, had …

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THE BOOK OF LOKI, a novel excerpt (published initially by GUERNICA)

The Book of Loki Either way, the fact that she thinks I’m the Norse god, Loki, is a bit troubling. Primarily because I am the Norse god, Loki, and that’s not something I’ve been looking to feature here on Earth. Fiction by Kurt Baumeister ShareTweetE-mail Illustration: Ansellia Kulikku. Image source: University of California Libraries. 1.  Wicked Impulses …

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Pax Americana Reviewed at The Brooklyn Rail

Kurt Baumeister’s Pax Americana by Gabino Iglesias The current political panorama will undoubtedly produce some outstanding critical fiction. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long because some of it is already here. Kurt Baumeister’s Pax Americana, his first novel, is a strange hybrid narrative that weaves together a science fiction drama with a hilarious thriller and sprinkles the …

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The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8 By Kurt BaumeisterAugust 24, 2017 Books & Publishing   The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro   Powered by prose at once enchanting and colloquial, true, vividly-realized characters, and a literary voice that practically reverberates with authority, Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer may not only be this year’s best second novel, but …

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TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan

TNB Book Review: The Sarah Book, by Scott McClanahan By Kurt BaumeisterJuly 03, 2017 Fiction Reviews “Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads” -John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”   If I were partial to the Denver School of Criticism, I might spend hours coming …

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Kurt Baumeister Interviewed by Tobias Carroll for Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“We Carry Our Demise in Our Original Intent”: Kurt Baumeister on “Pax Americana” By Tobias Carroll On June 20, 2017 · 0 Comments · In Featured, Interviews, Lit.   Kurt Baumeister’s new novel Pax Americana is a tale of espionage, politics, and technology that could alter human society forever. It’s set in the near future–but this is also the near future of an alternate timeline, where …

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