Dept. of Belated Introductions

So the other day we had a couple of posts by one J.B. Toner, without so much as a by-your-leave or a couple of ten-spots on the dresser. This is entirely the fault of the management, which is a fancy way of saying me, since I’ve known the guy ever since he sent me a bunch of his poetry and his novella The Bent World (which eventually mushroomed into the full-blown Bent Universe) lo these many years ago. It was a careening little book, and included some scenes which have stayed with me ever after. Here is one of the reviews of The Bent Universe from Amazon:

“This is a fun and deeply probing read. Toner challenges you in ways you never thought possible, while teaching you the finer points of whiskey and vulgarity. It had me laughing, crying, and asking for more when it was all over.”

Hoo! Welcome aboard!


  1. Loyal as I am to Korrektiv, it doesn't really sound my cup of tea. I already spent more than I intended yesterday.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    Plus you used up your ration card.

    Hey, add this guy to the headstone somebody.

  3. Quin Finnegan says

    Welcome, J.B. I read the description of Bent Universe at a amazon, and was reminded of "Gagdad Bob," whose website One Cosmos bears a certain resemblance to your work. Or at least that description of your work. On a first glance, at any rate.

    I'd also be interested in your take on Percy's "Lost in the Cosmos". Matthew may have mentioned it to you already, but it's a great read.

    And congratulations on receiving a comment from Anonymous. That's a kind of baptism-by-bile around here, so you must be onto something good.

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