UPDATED EQUUS IP

Just a note here as FYI that the Equus website recently switched IP’s. Since I decline to use third-party mailers on the grounds that many have a reputation for de-platforming users without notice thereby vaporizing their subscriber list, I instead use a Post SMTP delivery. But this is imperfect and inevitably some Equus notifications have been blocked by receivers’ ISPs because the new IP was not recognized, despite the double opt-in confirmations. There is no 100% solution except to re-signup for the Equus Newsletter at the new IP. So if you are wondering where the Newsletters or Posts went, and you are visiting the website and reading this Post, you may want to re-subscribe as some subscribers’ ISPs, perhaps yours, are rejecting the new IP.

Immanentizing the Eschaton with The Glow

Immanentizing the Eschaton with The Glow

The past two months have been frenetic as I finished my latest novel and transferred the Equus Publishing site to a new host. The Glow is complete, designed, and almost out. The first copies from the printer had a small defect, but for me—always obsessed with immanentizing the Eschaton—no defect is small. New copies are on the way for final inspection. For an explanation of the phrase, see Robert Anton Wilson’s classic The Illuminatus Trilogy, which happily threw POV into the dirt and trampled it into nothingness, to my immense relief. No POV switcheroos in The Glow, however. This book is just straight fun.

Sam Trencher has a problem. To keep from exploding into flames, he must keep the exact same coins in each pocket. Six years ago he left his home town and his girl. Now he’s coming back to find her—but he can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. . .and his temperature is rising.

Listen to Injun Willie: Don’t visit the Round House after dark. . .or you too may catch The Glow. A fast-paced tale of human spontaneous combustion as contagious as Covid-19. This story actually had its basis in certain personal experiences. I will post details about this on my SubscribeStar page where subscribers can read about them for $1. They are not for the faint of heart.

REVIEW:  “The Glow, a psychological, Stephen King-type thriller by Glenn Lazar Roberts, is a science fiction, fantasy, horror story set in southwestern Native American country. It is an exciting, fast-paced tale that takes the reader through a roller coaster ride with strong vibes of traditional drug induced tribal folklore blended with unusual alien intrusion. His well-scripted characters are vivid actors who pull the reader into each vivid scene following a twisted plot to [its] climactic conclusion. The Glow is one of the best stories I have ever read.” —E L Russell

Accepting PREORDERS for THE GLOW here.

(Apologies if you received this blog notice more than once during this adjustment to the new host.)

Free Frenzy with plot pics

Free Frenzy with plot pics

This post is to let people know that an ebook version of Frenzy is available for free for a limited time at the following Book Funnel promotion. Click here to get a copy before the offer times out. Thanks!

Please consider posting a review at your favorite review site, or shoot me an email letting me know how to improve, or perhaps advising I go into another line of work!

The purpose of the freebies is to generate reviews and let people know the kind of crazy books that I write, given that I am just an individual without the advertising budget of real publishers. Happy reading!

Here are some reposts of the flooding that occurred in Houston’s pedestrian tunnels during Hurricane Allison in 2001, the setting of the plot in Frenzy. I can almost see the piranhas.

 

Free Judge Crater: limited time only

I am currently offering FREE ebook copies of my book Judge Crater Takes a Powder. This is the first book in the comedy sci-fi satire: Adventures of Maggie, the Lesbian Radiated Nun. I had great fun writing this book, and–warning–it is irreverent, adult, and very funny! The book has no Safe Spaces for snowflakes or the easily offended. From the back cover:

The most famous disappearance of the 20th century is solved as Supreme Court Justice Joseph Crater goes undercover for the FBI in this hilarious satire set in mid-century America, with an eccentric cast of characters including Amelia Earhart, J. Edgar Hoover, Orson Welles, incompetent German spies, Japanese submarines, space-folding transvestites, Mormon mafia, and recipe-obsessed nuns, exposing a galactic conspiracy of aliens intent on flooding the Earth through global warming.

RECENT REVIEW: “Roberts interweaves historical fact with castles in the air, dubiousness and irony to create a fast paced narrative filled with the almost plausible as well as out-and-out incredible in this sardonic romp. . . For those who like a bit of sarcasm swathed in quirkiness and screwball circumstance; Judge Crater Takes a Powder should prove to be a worthwhile read. Happy to recommend [it] for those not easily dismayed, repulsed or dazed.” —Authorsden.com

I couldn’t have written a better review myself! Click here to grab your free copy of Judge Crater Takes a Powder. You will have to resubscribe to the Equus Newsletter, but not to worry. Resubscribing has no ill effects. You will still get only one copy of the Newsletter as always. And you can just as easily unsubscribe.

BTW, I am thinking of changing the cover. I designed it and I like it, but maybe it’s too busy for people who are used to making split second decisions in what to read based on the cover. Does anyone have an opinion on whether I should change the cover? I don’t know yet how to include an opinion poll in a Post or a Newsletter, so just email me at glenn@equuspublishing.com if you feel like reaching out. It’s rare for writers to get feedback, so I value each opinion I receive.

Before I move on to a different topic… Judge Crater was a real person. In the first few pages of my book, I relate every fact that is known about his disappearance on Aug 4, 1930. He had just returned from vacation. He did order his assistant, who was also named Joseph, to bring $5,150 from his bank, which in today’s money would be well over $100,000. He did have dinner with a love-interest, a showgirl named Sally, and with his lawyer friend, Bill, at Billy Haas Chopshop. He did leave them around 9 p.m. to walk to the Belasco Theater two blocks over and one block down from 44th St. to see the musical Dancing Partner. He also had a box under his arm the contents of which he apparently did not disclose to anyone, suggesting that he had an appointment with someone. Last item: he was married but recently separated.

He never arrived at the Belasco and for decades his disappearance was a popular topic of conversation, the Depression-era version of the 1970s disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Except there was no evident motive to explain Crater’s absence. And there was never a confession from anyone in gangland. He just walked into the night–and was gone. My book, though wild and crazy, is as good an explanation as any!

Glenn Lazar Roberts

What is Equus About?

Greetings to one and all. There seems to be a bit of confusion among some people who signed up for the Equus Newsletter as to what they have gotten themselves into. I will attempt to set things straight.

FIRST: Don’t miss my latest satire, which is nearing completion, about an average guy who gets kicked around in a Politically Correct America of the future where all the police are gay, domestic robots sue their owners for alimony, and anyone with a Reparations Card can commandeer vehicles at will. Very funny! I will be posting details and excerpts at my new page at SubscribeStar.com. Your support is appreciated.

NOW, on to business: If you signed up for the Equus Publishing newsletter to obtain a discounted ebook—as many have—you might want to take a moment to learn what Equus Publishing is about. You may want to glance at the About Us tab and read it. A few subscribers, I believe, have not done that.

If you signed up for the newsletter, then you also signed up for the Posts that I periodically write. The newsletter arrives complete in your email. The Posts only arrive as a headline; you must click on the link to view the entire post. Newsletters are a bit milquetoast; Posts get into the nitty-gritty. If the heading makes one uncomfortable, one should think twice about clicking.

WHAT is Equus about? Equus is the Latin word for horse. In common English usage it typically refers to stallions, i.e., male horses. As the byline states and the logo suggests, Equus Publishing is dedicated to publishing Books For Men. While all are welcome, Equus Publishing was formed to explore and analyze masculine psychology, male perspectives of gender, and to promote discussion and publication of topics of primary interest to men, including topics that some may find upsetting.

One should not be surprised that a website entitled ‘Equus’ has something to do with men. Given the outlaw nature of masculinity in modern America, I founded this site to analyze, discuss, and promote masculinity, in discussion and in books. And given that Social Justice Warriors are, almost by definition, anti-male and often trash masculinity as a pastime, this site also often lampoons SJWs and exposes their many antics. I have written an entire series of three satirical novels devoted to lampooning SJWs, called Adventures of Maggie, the Radiated Lesbian Nun. In these very funny novels, lovable Maggie is the ideal SJW.

As you see, Equus Publishing is not calm and sedate. This is controversy. This site is against Political Correctness and says up front: there are no Safe Spaces here for marshmallows, snowflakes, and the Easily Offended. If you like to see honest commentary, and to read walloping good stories, from sci-fi to horror to social satire, then this place is for you. If that makes one uncomfortable, however, then maybe not.

—Glenn Lazar Roberts

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