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Bio:
Sam Starbuck is a blogger and novelist living in Chicago, where by day he is a corporate samurai in the not-for-profit world. You can also find him at his Dreamwidth blog, Wordpress site, or Tumblr, and on twitter @ouija_sam. If you'd like to participate in "extribulum", the process of mass-editing Sam's work, check out what's going on over at The Original Sam.
General Information:
Sam's literary credits include the novels Nameless, Charitable Getting, Trace, and The Dead Isle and the poetry book By The Days; he has created two art books, The Secret Of Chicago and Dr. King’s Lucky Book; he has also written a non-fiction college guide, Other People Can Smell You

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By The Days

By: Sam Starbuck

Sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, and sometimes slyly satirical, Sam's work centers around themes of renewal, social responsibility, understanding of history, and the wonders of daily life.

If poets laughed dishonestly As people laugh and talk in crowds, If writers wept for private loss And never said a word aloud – In short if they felt as we feel (And who denies their human lives?) Then we can never really know Except for fictions left behind What makes a mind as bright as brass And our life seem as clear as glass. -- From "Little Known Facts"

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The Secret of Chicago : A Picture Book

By: Sam Starbuck

A picture book of Chicago.

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The Dead Isle

By: Sam Starbuck

The year is 1880, and Jack Baker is a young, driven student at Harvard University for Engineers. In this America, industry depends on "Creation" magic rather than machines, and most engineers are train repairmen, not inventors like Jack. Even his Creationist friend Clare thinks Jack's genius is going to waste at Harvard. There is one man who knows how to put Jack to use, however: famous novelist and sometimes spy Ellis Graveworthy, who wants Jack to come with him...

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Trace

By: Sam Starbuck

Colin Byrne is a pickpocket, an artist, and an occasional consultant for the police. He’s also an ex-felon, an initiate into the feral, unspoken magic that only prisoners know: how to vanish, how to tell fortunes, how to steal souls. Now the man who put him in prison wants him to return to Railburg State Correctional Facility to help investigate a case. Some things at Railburg haven’t changed. His protégé Noel is still the best ink artist in the prison, and their ment...

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Dr. King's Lucky Book

By: Sam Starbuck

Dr. King’s Lucky Book is an assemblage of text and images drawn from diverse sources, including ad ephemera and medieval illumination. Modeled after the advertising almanacs of the early 20th century, it slowly slides from a harmless book of charms and snake-oil sales pitches into a dark and impenetrable handbook of the macabre. Also available for sale in hardcopy at http://http://extribulum.wordpress.com/luckybook/

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Charitable Getting

By: Sam Starbuck

Charity in the twenty-first century is a game. The players are artists, salesmen, and idealists, all working together to get something for nothing. At the center of the game stands Bo Sparks, charismatic CEO of SparkVISION Consulting, which runs campaigns for the charities under its care. Surrounded by the wealthy and the desperate, Sparks just wants to do a little good in the world. But this holiday season he has more than his fair share of worries, between a secreti...

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Nameless

By: Sam Starbuck

Christopher, the only bookseller in the small farm town of Low Ferry, lives an uneventful life — until one day he encounters a shy newcomer named Lucas, and accidentally sells him the wrong book. What follows is a journey for both men, in vastly different ways, set against the strange, ritualistic, magic backdrop of a midwestern winter. A tale about the masks people wear and a meditation on the power of magic, Nameless revels in the simple pleasure of storytelling....

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Other People Can Smell You

By: Sam Starbuck

Other People Can Smell You is the college handbook you wish your school would give you. Where other handbooks talk about school spirit and the academic code of honor, this short pocket guide offers tips for navigating LIFE at school — sex, drugs, laundry, criminal roommates, difficult class registration, and the all-terrifying spectre of The Term Paper. Written by a recent combatant in higher education, this slim, inexpensive volume offers both a student’s and a te...

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