Showing posts from February, 2007

High Praise for DOCTOR BRAIN

If you'd like to buy a copy of From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain, please go to your local independent bookstore. If they don't have it, ask them to get it. If they can't, click here.
BLOG T.O. SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: “...a major accomplishment that is laugh out loud funny... This is the most revolutionary work of SF since William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Faust has invented a whole new genre of writing and rendered it in some of best prose in any genre. He’s basically given birth to the future. And it’s one good looking baby.... Although it’s only February, I’m confident in saying that the best SF book of the 2007 - maybe the best book of the year-- has already been published.”SUNQIST BLOG: “The best book of the year, which has been out for something like four days at this point, is From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain, by Minister Faust ... [whose] first book, The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad... was also excellent. This is an amazing book.... It works on about six dif…

The Continuing Relevance of Cheikh Anta Diop

The Daily Observer (Banjul), wrote on February 7, 2007: “At the World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966, Cheikh Anta Diop, with W.E.B. Dubois, was honoured as ‘the writer who had exerted the greatest influence on African people in the twentieth century’. “The African continent's fight against colonialism engendered both the ‘warrior-nationalist’, demanding political independence, and the 'scholar-activist', retrieving the stolen 'family China'. And Diop's intellectual oeuvre establishes him as the ‘scholar-activist’ par excellence. He compared imperialism with the prehistoric hunter, who killed his prey spiritually and culturally, before eliminating it physically. And we see evidence of this insight in the way that European imperialism had walled up itself behind a facade of falsifications and misconceptions about African history, and then proceeded to devalue and disparage our cultural heritage. And relying on this intellectua…

Laugh, but don't laugh - more Japanese game show insanity

Thanks to Johnny Two-Guns for this one.


After two and a half years, I finally have a new novel out! It's calledFrom the Notebooks of Doctor Brain,and it’s a self-help book for superheroes. Well, okay, not really, it’s a satire about psychology and office politics. Well, okay, not really... it’s actually about the Bush administration. Check out below to find out what critics and writers are saying.

When: Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 pm at Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, (780) 423-3487

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW): “[S]harp satire of caped crusaders hides a deeper critique of individual treatment versus social injustice.... Faust's well-aimed jabs spare no super sacred cows nor many pop idols and psychobabbling media stars. Underneath the humor, careful readers will find uncomfortable parallels to real-world urban tragedies in the novel's 'July 16 Attacks,' where Faust gives a double meaning to the 'Crisis of Infinite Dearths.'"

BOOKLIST: ”[An] excellent superhero comedy as well …