Christopher G. Moore Updates: 25 September 2015

Dear Readers,

The Enigma of Emotions, The time before AI is emotionally enabled, is a short essay about whether AI will become emotionally enabled in the near future. It was sparked by an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that at least we will always have our emotions and no AI/machine intelligence can match them. May be. May be not.

A community of noir writers has gathered under the banner of Bangkok Noir Authors on Facebook. We are in the very early stages of developing the idea. The list of writers includes John Burdett, Timothy Hallinan, James Algie, Tew Bunnag, Dean Barrett, John Gartland, Tom Vater, and James Newman. We hope to entertain and inform readers on a variety of subjects including crime fiction, the noir movement, publishing trends, ebooks, book signings, conferences and booksellers. And our personal experience of writing fiction set in Southeast Asia. If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see discussed, send me an email.

Recent Books of Note set in Thailand. A reminder to bookmark these novels set in Thailand.

Timothy Hallinan’s The Hot Countries (A Poke Rafferty Novel). If you’ve not read a Poke Rafferty Novel you are missing a very special series of novels set in Thailand. They are highly recommended.

John Burdett’s new novel titled The Bangkok Asset featuring Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the iconic luk-krung Thai cop, showcases his fertile imagination. Genre can be such a small cage. John’s new novel expands beyond the narrow range of most crime fiction. He’s a fine writer and this book is a great addition to a fine series.

Kevin CummingsBangkok Beat that has been receiving 5-Star reviews on Amazon explores the noir artistic scene—painting, books, poetry, and music in Bangkok. The CheckInn99 has become the unofficial meeting venue. Essays and interviews with painters, photographers, poets, novelists, musicians and a kick-boxer!

Chad Evans’ Vincent Calvino’s World takes the reader through a twenty-five year journey as the 15 book Vincent Calvino series explores how a private eye’s investigations have given him a front row seat to culture, history, politics and crime in Southeast Asia.

Reading a good book still yields the best dividend. You will be enriched in ways that money can’t buy.



Latest Releases


In Crackdown visual art becomes a powerful take down tool to push back against the oligarchs. People adjust to the surveillance state and its agents who are emergent forces. Post-coup Thailand is the setting as high tech competes with traditional power in a battle for hearts and minds. It is a noir landscape where Calvino finds himself ambushed as casualties from this battle leave behind a mystery or two. Calvino enters a world of ancient maps, political graffiti, student protestors and murder. The finger points at Calvino as the killer. He searches for allies who will help him prove his innocence. More>>

The Age of Dis-ConsentThe Age of Dis-Consent

In the follow up to The Cultural Detective, Faking It in Bangkok, and Fear and Loathing in Bangkok, Moore pays caring and critical homage to his residence of choice by diagnosing some of Thailand’s discontents and offering subtle remedies for readers to tease out.

The essays range from political conflict to violence and criminal investigations in the digital age, to cultural upheavals, cognitive science and writing, including essays about Orwell, Kafka, and Henry Miller. More>>


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