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Some of my work is being adapted…into a heavy metal concept album! Meet Rekator.

In the above video, you will see my friend Karl from Germany (he featured rather prominently in my recent Wacken 2014 diary) introducing and promo-ing his new music project, which … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The beginning of the end of Communism: the Bratislava Candle Demonstration.

Today is an absolutely wonderful and fascinating historical anniversary. Twenty-six years ago today, on March 25, 1988, over 5,000 Slovaks attended a peaceful demonstration in Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava, then part … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 15: Chola bronze of Shiva.

This amazing bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva, depicted as “Lord of the Dance”–not to be confused with Michael Flatley–was created possibly more than 1000 years ago by the … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

My 10 favorite articles of 2013 (Part II): Women of horror, celeb endorsement, TrueTwit follies and sultry jazz.

It’s the last day of the year and here is my second post counting down my top 10 favorite articles I’ve run on Seanmunger.com during 2013. Again, these aren’t the … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Earth: Farallon de Medinilla, deserted Pacific island shown in “Life Without Giamotti.”

This barren strip of rock and grass poking up out of the Pacific Ocean is called Farallon de Medinilla. It’s part of the Northern Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory, and … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: Waterloo, Belgium, site of Napoleon’s final defeat, 198 years ago today.

These farm fields are located near Waterloo, Belgium, which on this exact day 198 years ago–June 18, 1815–was the site of one of the most pivotal battles in world history. … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sexism and gender issues in SF/fantasy/horror, and what I plan to do about it.

This is going to be a long post. Bear with me. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the world of science fiction/fantasy writing was rocked this week by a … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

Earth: Century Apartments on Central Park West, New York, featured in “Life Without Giamotti.”

This building in the foreground with the two large towers is called the Century Apartments. It fronts Central Park West in New York City (the cross-street is West 62nd Street). … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giamotti Celebrates the End of the World–With a Free e-Book!

So, you may have heard that the world is supposed to end on December 21 according to some half-baked Mayan prophecy. I’ve always thought December was the best month for … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Book Journeys: Giamotti’s Icy Trip Around the World.

The above photo is the welcome sign at McMurdo Station, the United States’s preeminent outpost in Antarctica. In case you can’t see it at first (click for a larger version), … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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