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.
community of noir writers has gathered under the banner
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.
Books of Note set in Thailand. A reminder to
bookmark these novels set in Thailand.
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.
Burdett’s new novel titled The
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.
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!
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.
a good book still yields the best dividend. You will be
enriched in ways that money can’t buy.