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Welcome to the Les Pages aux Folles related media page! This will give you links to other things that Ira Nayman is doing on the Internet, as well as to what people are saying about his work! Sound easy? It is. Just sit back and click to your heart's content!

Other Things Ira Does on the Internet

Do Not Adjust Your Eyes

The Weight of Information: Episode One: The Realities Leak is now available on YouTube! This pilot for a radio series is based on stories out of the two Alternate Reality News Service Books, Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be and What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys (or, as one online used bookstore has it, What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children - don't ask). Click on this link to listen to Part One and this link to listen to Part Two, or simply click on the images below to hear it directly!. Interdimensional travel has never been so...multidimensional!

PART ONE

PART TWO

Here's a Novel Idea!

To celebrate the release of my first novel, Welcome to the Multiverse*, Elsewhen Press produced a short book trailer. If you're curious about it, you know what to do. Or, you can watch it from the comfort of this very Web page:

*Sorry for the Inconvenience

Interviews and Shows Ira Has Appeared On on the Internet

Ira Speaks!

Also (relatively) new: I have produced a short video describing who my most important influences were, and what I learned from them. I stumble a bit here and there, but I think the points I make are clear. If you're interested, the short video can be found here. Enjoy!

I have done a couple of new interviews to promote the novel Welcome to the Multiverse*. First up is an interview with Michel (Mike) Plested on the Irreverent Muse Web site. It actually starts with a very nice review of the book - twofer!

I was interviewed by Katie Uhlmann of Katie Chats. As you can see, I look almost human in interviews. Great vest, though.

I have also recently been interviewed by Casey Ryan of The Cutting Room Floor. Simply run down the list of names until you get to mine, then click on something. More fun than a sack of weasels at a Mormon Bingo game!

My good friend Stephen Pearl conducted an interview with me at the end of a long day at the Ad Astra science fiction convention, so we were both suitably punchy. Click on the link to hear PART ONE, or click on the other link to hear PART TWO. Another marvelous twofer! Stephen also attended the launch of the novel at the con and recording me reading the first chapter. It gives a bit of a flavour.

Two (count 'em, two) interviews with me can be found on Mia Darien's From Mia's Desk. Another can be found at I Read Indie. The always reliable Jacco van der Horst has an interview with me on Books and Writing. And, if that doesn't sate your thirst for obscure knowledge about me, you can always read my interview on Two Ends of the Pen

I had a delightful interview with Morgen (with an "E") Bailey over at her blog. And, to top it off, I was interviewed at the Artists First Web site. Slowly, but surely, my dastardly satiric plans are being revealed to the public! Enjoy.

*Sorry for the Inconvenience

Ira Speaks...more!

On Monday, August 23, 2010 I was a guest on the Alpha Centauri and Beyond Internet radio show on blog talk radio. You can listen to the archived version of the show any time (by clicking on the link or listening below). The subject: "Time and Time Travel." I might know a thing or two about the alternate realities that time travel might spawn...

Listen to internet radio with D Wayne Dworsky on Blog Talk Radio

Ira Speaks...further more!

Les Pages aux Folles, Jeanz from Jeanz Book Read N Review has posted an interview with me on her book blog. Okay, I doubt she knew about the anniversary, so it's probably just a coincidence. Except, there are no coincidences. Except, this isn't a TV show, this is real life, so there probably are coincidences. I could go on like this, or you could just read the interview...

Sal Monaco, the Oracle of Enlightenment who now does interviews at Think Twice Radio, conducted an interview with me at Polaris 24. Don't think twice: go to Sal Monaco's Think Twice Radio Web page and give it a listen!

My friend and fellow fantastic literature author Nicole Chardenet asked if I would do an interview for her blog. Would I! I'm not sure I said anything wise, much less comprehensible, but I am sure that much silliness ensued. Check it out!

Written Interviews

Are We Having Knowledge Yet?

If you would like to learn more about me, I have a shortish interview on Marat M'saev Daan's Web site. Calling me Ira Navman is just our little joke. Yeah. Sure. Our little joke.

If you would like to learn somewhat more about me, I have a longerish interview on Rob Milne's Beauty in Ruins Web site. Both interviews are tied to my new novel, You Can't Kill the Multiverse*. Did I mention that it is now available in ebook format? I probably should have mentioned that, shouldn't I? Well, it is! Be sure to get your copy from Elsewhen Press today!

* But You Can Mess With its Head

NEWER THAN NEW: I have been interviewed at the Jeanz Book Read N Review has posted an interview with me on her book blog. Okay, I doubt she knew about the anniversary, so it's probably just a coincidence. Except, there are no coincidences. Except, this isn't a TV show, this is real life, so there probably are coincidences. I could go on like this, or you could just read the interview...

You might want to check out “The Not So Secret Origins of the Multiverse,” a guest post I wrote for The Civilian Reader. As you might guess from the title, the post details how I first developed the concept of the Alternate Reality News Service.

For those of you who cannot learn enough about me - and there must be at least one or two of you to whom I am unrelated - there is a new interview with me on Stacey Eaton's My Blood Runs Blue blog. (I assume it is because her blood is ink, and not because it is just very, very cold.)

If you would like something a little different, the Alternate Reality News Service's Editrix-in-Chief Brenda Brundtland-Govanni is interviewed by...the Alternate Reality News Service's Editrix-in-Chief Brenda Brundtland-Govanni. Well, it made sense at the time. For all the fun, go to the From Mia's Desk blog.

You might want to check out “The Not So Secret Origins of the Multiverse,” a guest post I wrote for The Civilian Reader. As you might guess from the title, the post details how I first developed the concept of the Alternate Reality News Service.

here is yet another interview with me on Raynetta's Soapbox. At the end of the interview, there is also a review of Luna for the Lunies! which gives it four suns out of five (I guess my writing really - groan! - shines). "I especially enjoyed the section titled 'Alternate Technology,'" Raynetta writes. "While it is the first section of the collection, I truly almost wet myself laughing aloud at technological 'improvements' gone horribly awry." High praise, indeed: when reading this book, be sure to be wearing a diaper!

I was also graciously asked to do an interview for the Beauty in Ruins Web site. When there is a test on my life, you will have no excuse for getting any basic information wrong!

Ira's Guest Blog Posts on the Internet

In a similar vein, I have written a guest post for Kristene Perron's WarpWorld Web site feature The Truth Inside the Lie. In it, I describe how a real event that happened to a friend of mine was morphed in my imagination into the pilot for an original television series. This event changed my approach to using real people and events in my fiction. For anybody interested in my writing process, this should be an interesting read.

Do you believe that writing should be a challenge? I do. And, I said so on Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog. If you want to learn how I make a difficult avocation even harder for myself, check it out!

Want to know how I feel about the importance of humour? Go to the Leonardoverse blog to find out!

I also wrote a guest post for the Indie House Books blog.

Reviews of Ira's Books on the Internet

Welcome to the Multiverse*

"[T]o be honest," the reviweer wrote, "this book is one of the funniest sci-fi books I've ever read.” (Seregil of Rhiminee, Rising Shadow Web site)

According to Antony Jones at SF Book Reviews, "Welcome to the Multiverse is a cracking read that almost had me in stitches, fresh and original humour from a comedy genius." Who am I to argue?

My friend and fellow fantastic literature author Nicole Chardenet asked if I would do an interview for her blog. Would I! I'm not sure I said anything wise, or even comprehensible, but I am sure that much silliness ensued. Check it out!

"[L]ike all the other stories by Ira Nayman, this is hilarious and yet the reader is poked into thinking beyond the conventional." (Geoff Nelder, Compulsive Reader Web site)

"Ira Nayman is, without a doubt, totally insane. I mean, really bug-nuts crazy... As such, you can imagine that his stories are about the same. And they are. But they're really funny, which is what makes them pretty awesome." (Mia Darien, Boom Baby Reviews Web site)

Welcome to the Multiverse* is "A great read that is highly entertaining and while it is funny throughout it isn't the kind of story that relies on one-liners and punchlines..." (The Mole, Our Book Reviews Web site)

*Sorry for the Inconvenience

Luna for the Lunies!

"Ira takes a wickedly dry sense of humor and rips apart the popular culture, politics, and technology of our modern world through a series of satirical articles that range in size from a handful of sentences to pages in length, and believe me when I say that no one and nothing is spared. It is a laughter inducing indictment of our society and I loved it." (Eric Swett, My Writer’s Cramp Web site)

"As always, Ira Nayman, crosses my reality threshold at 90 mph and leaves me laughing, thoughtful, inspired and enriched even if no wiser. I strongly recommend his Alternate Reality News Service to readers in all dimensions and universes." (Geoff Nelder, science42fiction Web site)

Oh, and how about the latest review of Luna for the Lunies!, which was recently published on The Future Fire. It is a somewhat lengthy, undoubtedly analytical review, which is ultimately fair and quite positive. Woot woot!

What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys

"Ira Nayman, the author of one of my favorite books of 2008 (Alternative Reality Ain’t What It Used to Be) is back with a new collection of futuristic news stories from alternate realities... They start with science fictional tropes, then carry through to the inevitable end of the story - usually with hilarious results." (Charles de Lint, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)

"There is such a deadpan, realistic feel to the stories that really grabs your interest while the stories have intelligence, wit and political astuteness. Anyone with even a shred of a sense of humour should pick up this book." (Antony Jones, Science Fiction and Fantasy Web site)

"This book would make for a great ice-breaker at gaming sessions, book clubs, or conventions of the science fiction and gaming set. The short "news" stories lend themselves to a quick read and are so funny that everyone will be comfortably laughing before you have made it a few paragraphs. Nothing is without the potential for humor in Nayman’s mindset, and he twists, puns, and snarks his way through the morass of human life, helping us laugh at the sometimes utterly ridiculous world around us. Be prepared to laugh when reading What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children’s Toys." (John Ottinger III, Grasping for the Wind Web site)

Alternate Reailty Ain't What It Used To Be

"[T]his is a great little volume to leave lying in the bathroom. Or on the coffee table. Anywhere people might pick it up to leaf through. And if you do, you won’t be able to stop at just one entry." (Charles de Lint, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)

"Completely unique, this book is one of the funniest, most compelling and just craziest books I have read since Douglas Adams first put pen to paper." (Antony Jones, Science Fiction and Fantasy Web site)

"Now I can stop searching for a source book of writerly ideas for future stories. Ira Nayman has a genius for pulling zany ideas out of the ether and populating his books with them." (Geoff Nelder, The Compulsive Reader Web site)

both books in a single review!

"The bottom line here is that Ira Nayman is a pretty funny guy who has written a couple of pretty funny books here that are worthy of your time and dollar." (Sam Christopher, Axiom's Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Web site)

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Welcome, Science Fiction Fans!

If you came to Les Pages aux Folles curious about my writing thanks to science fiction or fan fiction, welcome! You can find the complete text of Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be, +

Welcome Back My Friednishes To The Show That Never Ednishes

I now have a Facebook author/fan/whatever you want to call it page: Ira Nayman's Thrishty Friednishes. Go, look around, like it if you feel so inclined and feel free to leave a comment. I have only just started it, so it may be a little sparse at the moment, but I will add content based on what people post they would like to see. Within reason.

Would you be interested in immortality?

The Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) has two advice columns: Ask Amritsar, a column about love and sex and technology, and; Ask the Tech Answer Guy, a column about +