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My new book has been out almost a month and so far has been met with universal acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The editorial reviews are just starting to trickle in, here are some quotes from some of my favorites along with links to where to find them: “Sfinas has taken a risk here, one that many couldn’t have pulled off, but he’s nailed it.” – 5/5 Stars, Awesome Indies “This is one of those reads that keeps you turning the pages and has you greedily devouring every line.” – 5/5 Stars, Harmony Kent Also be sure to check out the giveaways and contests on the Heartless Press Facebook page. Many more reviews from readers and reviewers alike can be found on the Amazon page, where you can also pick the book up if you haven’t already. Prepare to fall […]

Hey all, After a number of self-imposed Salingeresque delays, my new book, The Darkest of Suns Will Rise is now available for purchase. $4 for the digital version, $12 for paperback. Check it out here. ARCs are out and review should start going up sometime this week. Enjoy!

Hey gang, my new book is almost finished and will be out on April 3rd. I have fixed up the website in preparation for the launch, although I lost some of my posts from earlier this year/late last year in the process. I’ll try to recreate my review of Ender’s Game and a few other good’uns, but that’s not high on the priority list right now. Enjoy some classic posts from me in the archive if you’re bored. I realized recently how much I hate blogging and plan to do it only sporadically in the future. I mean, this might change but I have too much stuff going on to also be writing about pop culture three times a week. I’ll mostly be using this space to talk about my books, promotions having to do with them and events I’ll be attending. If something really grinds my gears I’m sure I’ll […]

Well… Maybe not “long live”. It is a prequel, so there’s no guaranteeing that everyone’s favorite litigious lowlife is going to make it to the end of Breaking Bad. But, Bob Odenkirk’s wildly popular Saul Goodman character will at least be getting his own series as was confirmed yesterday by AMC’s PR department: “AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.” So, I’m super excited. You should be too. Have you ever seen Mr. Show? Mr. Show with Bob and David is not only absolutely hysterical, but it began […]

The Atlas Shrugged movies were so bad. Like, really bad. I saw the first one in theaters with my boss and his daughter and I was just thinking “Oh man this little girl is going to grow up and hate Objectivism.” It’s not that the concepts of the movies are bad. They aren’t. The problem was the budget, the acting, the special effects, the screenplay, the director’s vision, the producer’s vision, the director, the producer, the actors, 21st-century Hollywood, 21st-century America… The film had some problems is what I’m getting at. Now, Atlas Shrugged itself is, in my opinion, a great manifesto in the form of a bad novel. I’ve read it. It has some great lines and some great ideas but overall it takes a long time to get from point A to point B and the road there isn’t particularly action-packed. You know what though? The people who have read it and […]

Hey team, welcome to September. We’ve got some great (albeit meager) stuff coming to Netflix this month. Here’s what you need to know and then I’ll BS at you after: Season Four of The League This is the big win of the month. Netflix hasn’t picked up a lot and the stuff they have added is not the kind of stuff I dig (4400 is like Heroes for poor people) so there wasn’t a ton to choose from. That’s not to say this season of The League is bad, but it’s (in my opinion) the weakest one as far as writing goes. And I’m pretty sure half of the show is improv so what does that say? The upside is that this is the season where the producers realized that people love Ruxin. Nick Kroll is a genius. He’s one of comedy’s most brilliant working talents and we need to support […]

I’m so good at video games. You have no idea. I’m so good at video games that girls like to watch me play them. We’re talking Pacman-era respect for video game ability here. I am the eighties. I understand where the stigma around video games comes from. Believe me. I hang out with nerds all the time. I know plenty of people who have wasted their lives being mediocre at something that gets them nowhere. I, however, treat video games like books. I set them to the hardest difficulty, beat them in record time, and take what I’ve learned from the experience to better myself. If you don’t believe me, ask me to sing Everybody Wants To Rule The World acapella in the style of a 20s-era barbershop quartet. I can. Thanks Bioshock Infinite. Anyway, nothing frustrates me more than watching someone who’s been playing video games their whole life set the […]

Well… Here we are. Frankly, I’m embarrassed that I’ve cultivated the kind of online presence where I have to comment on this turn of events. I’ve been a Batman fan for as long as I knew there was a Batman. Like most batfans, I dig Bruce because he is vulnerable and human and insane. Ben Affleck has the vulnerable and human part down, much more so than Christian Bale, but I doubt he’s capable of the kind of crazy I expect to see behind the cowl. So let’s talk Ben Affleck. Why Ben Affleck Would Be A Good Batman Did you ever see Chasing Amy? Well if not, you certainly should. It’s number 7 on my list of Top Ten Movies of All Time. It stars our old buddy Ben, back when he worked almost exclusively with Kevin Smith and before Hollywood got their meaty little hooks into him. If you’re not familiar […]

Martin Manley did one arguably cool thing in his life, which was to accumulate an entire blog for you to read about his suicide. If you haven’t heard the story yet, last week a 60-year-old man named Martin Manley committed suicide, and in a last-ditch effort to garner some kind of fame for himself, has left a blog detailing how he had been planning to kill himself for roughly two years. Pretty messed up stuff, right? I’ll let it sink in. I’ll let you do your reading. Still want to hear what I think? Great, let’s move on. Martin isn’t really the “first” person to use the Internet to commit suicide as a way to get attention. He’s certainly not the “first” idiot to think that killing himself would force people to notice him. Before you start freaking out, there is an entire page of his blog dedicated to how […]

So, We’re The Millers is one of those films that has been generally panned by critics but loved by audiences. It’s the kind of movie that I walk into with a very judgmental attitude. When everyone likes something, I tend to not like it, and I try to identify the thing about it that makes people like it. It was very easy for me to identify what everyone liked about this film, and as the girl I saw the movie with suggested, it will almost certainly be a cult classic. We exist in a time when one can make that prediction with a degree of certainty even while the movie is still in theaters, given what the Internet has already shown us. From Wikipedia: “We’re the Millers has received mixed reviews from critics, but favorable reviews from viewers. In contrast to the 80% favorable audience rating, it holds a 41% rating on Rotten […]