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Jake Lassiter

Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe -- Meet Jake Lassiter

Paul Levine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Paul Levine

Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."

For Novelists, the Future Isn't Fiction

Paul Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Levine

Many novelists can lay claim to foreseeing bits and pieces of the future. More than 100 years ago, H.G. Wells portrayed lasers in War of the Worlds and genetic engineering in The Island of Doctor Moreau.