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“The Delivery” now is fully available!

Great news! My new short novel, The Delivery, is available in both print and for Kindle, both in the US and internationally!

This book has been some time in the making, and I hope people enjoy it.  Her is a brief description:

The Delivery is what happens when Kafka meets Monty Python.  Wilbur is an unassuming little man living an unassuming little life. He and his wife have a stereotypical 1950s existence, but in modern America. One day, he arrives home to discover a mysterious crate. His attempts to deal with a seemingly minor mistake lead to an escalating series of absurdities, straining his marriage, leaving the couple’s lives in tatters, and leading him to question his place in the world. Do millions perish? Does the world end? Does Wilbur figure out how to make photocopies?

You can buy it at the following locations:

NOTE on UK orders: Amazon says the print edition is unavailable in the UK but that’s incorrect. You can order it from them. If you enter a mail code, it will give you a time-frame. This said, it may take a few weeks for it to arrive.

NOTE on look-inside: For some reason known only to Jeff Bezos, Amazon can’t get the kindle look-inside working (they always have problems with that). However, the print version look-inside works fine, so just view that if you want to see what the book looks like.

“The Delivery” now is Available for Kindle!

Great news! My new short novel, The Delivery, is available on Amazon for Kindle. This book has been some time in the making, and I hope people enjoy it. A print edition (softcover) will be available shortly. All materials have been sent to the printer, and I currently am awaiting galleys. From past experience, there will be a bit of back and forth as we iron out the appearance. Depending on Ingram’s backlog and shipping speeds (for my test copies), I expect the process to take anywhere from a few weeks to two months.

Wilbur is an unassuming little man living an unassuming little life. He and his wife have a stereotypical 1950s existence, but in modern America. One day, he arrives home to discover a mysterious crate. His attempts to deal with a seemingly minor mistake lead to an escalating series of absurdities, straining his marriage, leaving the couple’s lives in tatters, and leading him to question his place in the world. Do millions perish? Does the world end? Does Wilbur figure out how to make photocopies? The Delivery is what happens when Kafka meets Monty Python.

My Moral Metrics Paper Has Been Published!

The paper develops a geometry of moral systems with applications in social choice theory.

I submitted it last October, and it recently was accepted by AJEB (the Asian Journal of Economics and Banking) for publication in a forthcoming special issue on Social Choice.

As far as I’m aware, the print version will be issued in November. However, the paper is available online now. AJEB is an Open Access journal, so there is no paywall. It can be accessed here:

PDF Version

HTML Version

The paper offers a more concise introduction to the subject than my monograph, and also introduces a lot of new material relating to applications in social choice theory.

Citation info isn’t available yet (other than the ISSN and journal), since it revolves around the print edition. I’ll post that when it becomes available.

One word to those familiar with my writing, my style, and my love of the Oxford comma. You may be surprised by some of the punctuation. Apparently, my own practices in this regard differ from those of the journal. Quite understandably, the editor favored the journal’s conventions. Except for a few instances which affected clarity, I saw no reason to quibble over what essentially is an aesthetic choice.

My thanks to Don Bamber for suggesting both social choice as an application and that I submit to AJEB!