I Think Newsletters Are For Creepy Weirdos.

So I put together a newsletter!

Hit the Newsletter button on the menu bar to subscribe! It will be filled with musings, author and event updates, and any news that’s fit to print on Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire and Other Projects!

It’s most probably just going to be filled with dumb jokes, though.

So sign up today! You have nothing to lose, except time and kilobytes of inbox space!

– G.M. Nair

 

Artemis by Andy Weir: A Review by G.M. Nair

Check out my guest review of Andy Weir’s Artemis (which I did not care for) on Before We Go!

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It is hard to talk about Artemis in a vacuum, and that’s not just because there’s no air to carry sound.

Badum-tssh!

Nothing?

Alright. Tough room. Let’s move on.

As you may know, Artemis is the spiritual follow-up to Andy Weir’s debut science fiction novel The Martian, so it is exceedingly difficult to mention Artemis without also bringing up that book. So I guess that’s what I’ll have to do.

The Martian was a fantastic piece of hard science fiction with an incredibly unique voice and unparalleled scientific detail – for a modern novel, anyway. The character of Mark Watney was a relatable everyman, despite being a freakin’ astronaut, and his humorously humble narration was key to us not only sympathizing with him, but also explaining the problems he encountered and solutions he had to come up with to survive. The book had me at the edge of my…

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Indie Spotlight – Ganesh Nair

After finally releasing my novel ‘Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire’, I’ve been featured on BeforeWeGo along with a few of my thoughts on the comedy/novel process! This is all very exciting for me.

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I’ve had my leg in two different canoes for a while now. Writing comedy for the stage and screen – mostly in sketch form – and attempting to write a novel that I’d been working on for years:Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. As anyone who writes sketch comedy will tell you, you need to get out jokes early, quickly and time them for the greatest impact. For the first few drafts ofDuckett & Dyer, this philosophy influenced my thinking to a great extent. It’s a funny novel (depending on your taste), so the jokes came hard, they came quick and they came fast, with little regard to anything else except for a tight, if sometimes twisty, plot.

These early drafts sucked. They sucked out of control.

It was early days, so I still had a lot to learn. A long way down the river, if…

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Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire

Hey guys.

Over the past four (Jesus!) years, I’ve been working on a book that takes advantage of my irritating, nitpicky sense of humor, my obsession with science-fiction and my ability to writing English good. What has resulted is either the beginning of the greatest book series the world has ever seen or – more likely – the worst butchering of the English language since that backwards talking card scene in Twin Peaks.

So I’m incredibly proud to officially say that ‘Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire’ is a real book and it’s available at your “friendly” “neighborhood” Amazon.com

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It’s a science-fiction comedy novel about two friends on the outs, who are forced into the low-stakes world of private investigation in order to make up some extra cash to keep them from being evicted. Despite being hilariously out of their depth, they stumble into a conspiracy of missing people and the plans of a sexually audacious theoretical physicist and his experiments with the fabric of space-time. They’re not detectives, but the universe thinks they are, and it might just tear itself apart if they don’t answer the call.

I really enjoyed putting this book together. It was a lot of fun getting to finally summon the wherewithal to explore an idea I had nearly ten years ago and see it evolve to a (somewhat) finished state. Yes, the process was more difficult than I expected and a lot of the ideas I thought were complete genius turned out to be absolute garbage when the pen met the paper, but, ultimately, I was excited to write it and I’m even more excited to have people finally read it.

I would appreciate the opportunity to write further installments even more, so if you really do enjoy Duckett and Dyer: Dicks For Hire, please recommend it to your friends. Conversely, if you DON’T enjoy Duckett and Dyer: Dicks For Hire, please recommend it to your enemies.

Have I succeeded here? Let me know. I’m dying to find out.

 

Extenuating Circumstances

Against my better judgment, I entered myself in NYC Midnight’s 2017 Flash Fiction Competition and was tasked with producing a story of no more than 1000 words in just under 48 hours. If that wasn’t enough, the story had to adhere to these guidelines:

Genre: Romance

Setting: Waiting Room

Object In Story: Banana Split

Romance is by far my least strongest suit, so the struggle was real. Ultimately, though, I came up with a piece that I’m pretty proud of called ‘Extenuating Circumstances’, which you can read here. Enjoy!

-G.M. Nair

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Wrong Reel – Suicide Squad

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I’m back on the Wrong Reel Podcast once again to discuss Suicide Squad and the tragic, persistent dumpster fire that is the DC Cinematic Universe.

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Back of the Envelope: The ‘S’ Stands for Sarcoma

Another edition of ‘Back of the Envelope’ for you guys! This time, I’ve been asked about one of my favorite subjects: Superman. Specifically on the reason he is not classified as a known carcinogen by the IARC. Take a look here!

In hindsight, I should've made that guy Jimmy Olsen.

 

-G.M. Nair

 

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