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2025:  A serial novel by Casey Dorman

2025: Chapters 33-35


Today's Commentary

Ethics, Personal and Societal

Book Reviews 

Polk, Harper and Who, by Panayotis Cacoyannis, reviewed by Casey Dorman


Film Reviews

My House in Umbria reviewed by Hadley Hury


Enjoying 2025? Read Casey Dorman's earlier novel, "Where Have All The Young Men Gone?" on Amazon or Kindle. Click on the image below.


Do You Like Casey Dorman's Commentaries?

Enjoy His Philosophical Ideas in His New Science Fiction Novel: The Peacemaker

"The Peacemaker is, plain and simple, a wake-up call. Rising oceans, temperatures, floods, people and animals forced to flee from their homes... sound familiar? Dorman weaves our reality with a great cast of characters and the likely future, making for an excellent read." --Riya Anne Polcastro author of Left Behind, Book One

"Dorman's use of biomimicry, inspired by Janine Benyus's book and her continued research on this topic, makes The Peacemaker an original contribution to utopian sci-fi." -- Anca Vlasopolos, poet, author of Cartographies of Scale (and Wing)

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New Books

Read Casey Dorman's latest novel!

After losing her mother on the day of her high school graduation, Dillon Bloom enters college and discovers that her calling is to become a writer. When she finds out that the father she thought had died in her infancy may be a very much alive and famous, but reclusive, novelist she is determined to find him and discover whether he is, in fact, her father. Martin Bloom, her father, is killing himself with alcohol and, after being fired from teaching positions at Harvard and Stanford, he is living a degenerate life on a boat in Saigon, Vietnam, hoping to regain his ability to write. Dillon’s search for her father, a quest which takes her from Oregon to Massachusetts to California and finally to Vietnam, is an odyssey of alternating hope and despair in which two anti-social people, father and daughter, struggle with their identities and the meaning of the other in each of their lives.

"With Finding Martin Bloom, Dorman ventures into yet another territory, the quest novel in which the young protagonist, suddenly left on her own, goes on a journey to discover her origins and thus her own identity, and the father discovers belatedly his paternity and through it his connection to the world."

                   Anca Vlasopolos, poet, author of Cartographies of Scale (and Wing)

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Short Stories


Book Reviews

Film Reviews



Art Galleries


Lost Coast Review contributor Rebecca Morean, writing as Abbey Pen Baker, put up a freebie short story for people who like mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, the 1920s, a fun read and any combination of the above. The link is at at the bottom.

She is writing these Monographs (novellas about 35,000-40,000 words)
every six weeks or so with two free stories in between to keep people reading. The first monograph is out in on Amazon Kindle and softcover. DANCE OF THE SPIDER MONKEY, Monograph #1: Complicity
takes place eighteen months after IN THE DEAD OF WINTER. The little short story "The Other Side of Scandal," takes place between the two and bridges the two books. Read the first one at

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Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Casey Dorman

Film Review Editor: Hadley Hury



Avignon Press—Publishing Quality Books and Lost Coast Review
New Books!
Azimuths a literary novel by R. A. Morean
Cartographies of Scale (and Wing) poetry by Anca Vlasopolos

Soon to be Released!

A historical moment in literature! A new sub-genre has emerged combining poetry, philosophy, and anecdote. Kiriti Sengupta, bestselling author & poet based in Calcutta, India and translator of Bengali literature, is finalizing his Reflectionson Salvation. This work promises to be startlingly unique, fresh, and enlightening!

Sengupta's collection, termed "Flash Wisdom," is slated for release this week. We hope to spark interest in this project as few poets of this type are represented in the American publishing industry, and this peculiar collection of less than 50 pages invents a sub-genre of poetry, combining humorous anecdote with wise musings using a terse prose style.


Dr. Mary Madec, award-winning poet of Ireland, instructor of those with intellectual handicaps, and recipient of a doctorate in linguistics, invented the term "Flash Wisdom" to categorize Sengupta's promising new style — as in a similar vein, Hedwig Gorski invented the term "performance poet" during the 2000's to describe what later became "slam." — Dustin Pickering (Founder of Transcendent Zero Press and Editor-in-Chief of Harbinger Asylum)


The Art of W. Jack Savage, for sale at Amazon or


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