The Doper, the Dope, and the Disgraced

Three interesting stories in the news this week, all involving fiction of one kind or another. First up is disgraced cycling hero and cancer surivor, Lance Armstrong. For years, Armstrong crafted the story of a tough-minded, dedicated man who beat cancer and went on to reach the pinnacle of his sport, and achieved something that […]

Fake Reviews

Whoa. How did it get to be Friday already? It’s been about two months since author Stephen Leather dropped the news that he used sock puppets to create buzz about his work (it’s buried deep). Since Leather’s admission, there have been at least three other cases of authors being outed for employing sock puppets. We’ve […]