Author Archive: Joe Clifford Faust

Looking Back at the Future

Sometime in 1989, Kurt Busiek, who had up until recently been my agent, called me from his new position at Marvel Comics. They were planning on taking another crack at a Science Fiction comic book, and they were going to put two twists on the genre. First, it was going to be written by real, [...]


Apologies to subscribers and those out there taking in this site via RSS feed. A couple of days ago, I noticed a glitch on a rather large number of posts and decided to fix a few… forgetting that whenever I updated them, they would show up anew on RSS. A good thing I didn’t fix [...]

Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting look at the history of Free in merchandising and its implementation in the information age. Take heed! View all my reviews

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Amazing story of a small band of political prisoners who escape from a Russian gulag in Siberia and make their way to India. A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. View all my [...]

Thank You!

A Death of Honor is currently the #1 Kindle book in Free Science Fiction and has cracked the Top 100 of overall Free Kindle Books. My thanks to everyone who has downloaded a copy and made this possible so far. Honor will continue to be free through Saturday the 11th. If you haven’t gotten your [...]

Free for the Kindle (Limited Time Offer!)

So you’ve been wanting to read A Death of Honor on your Kindle and have been putting it off and putting it off. Well now you no longer have an excuse. That’s because A Death of Honor is currently available as a free download for the Kindle reader and the Kindle software for assorted platforms. [...]

The Mushroom Shift

Okay, this is the big announcement you’ve been waiting for. Or maybe it isn’t. The Mushroom Shift, the police novel I wrote way back when during the mists of 1985, is officially available for you to read. You can get the Amazon Kindle version here, or for those of you who still love the feel, [...]

The Scariest Thing You Will Ever Do as a Writer

The Scariest Thing You Will Ever Do as a Writer by Susan Kiernan-Lewis This is a great post about something all writers should be able to do. Luckily for me, I’ve always been pretty fearless about public speaking. Early in my career I showed up to talk to a college Creative Writing class with no [...]

Morgue Drawer Four

Morgue Drawer Four by Jutta Profijt My rating: 3 of 5 stars Amusing procedural in which the narrator is a dead guy. Predictable in places, but a great ending. View all my reviews

Our Novels, Our Children

Like most writers, one of the most commonly asked questions I get from folks who hear I’ve written more than one novel is, “Which one is your favorite?” When I got that question, I used to say, “Whichever one I’m working on at the moment.” The problem was, people didn’t get that answer. Most of [...]


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