Brent Salish is the author of First Tuesday and other novels.
He lives on an island north of Seattle.
He hates building websites.
He’d rather be writing.
Brent Salish is the author of First Tuesday, a thriller about stealing the election by hacking just a few voting machines in the right precincts. Torn from the headlines and all that crap, except he wrote it in 2015. And it’s based on real stuff, both deep research and a bit of inside dope.
By the way, nothing has changed. It’s still possible for a couple of hackers to pull off the basics of the plot.
So go buy First Tuesday, read it, and worry.
(And yes, there is a solution to vote-machine hacking. No, it’s not returning to paper. Just… read the book.)
- OctothorpeI’m sharing the first few pages of a first draft (unedited, unrevised) of a novel I’m working on, for now titled Octothorpe. I did a five-minute cover mockup, too. Don’t take it for actual artwork.
- For Steve Jobs, Who Thought Every Concept Had a Clear IconBelow, three signs I saw a few months ago. (Hint: They’re all water-related.) Perhaps these mean Be careful on these old stairs, because they’re crooked. This is a safe neighborhood, so no need to lock your door. The containment dome for this nuclear reactor is leaking, and we’re advising you to high-tail it out of… Continue reading For Steve Jobs, Who Thought Every Concept Had a Clear Icon
- I Walked Past This Site and I’m Worried I’ll Start Erasing VCR Tapes(With a shout-out to a fun movie, of course.) Of course, listing the statutes one could break only makes the sign more official, I guess….
- Ultimate RespectFor years, I’ve “known” the story of how Graham Nash first harmonized around a kitchen table with Stephen Stills and David Crosby. Joni Mitchell’s table, in fact, she being one of the Ladies of the (Laurel) Canyon. Until I read today something Stills said about the meeting: “I wouldn’t have sung in front of Joni… Continue reading Ultimate Respect
- Dispatches From the GetOffMyLawn Corp. (1)Yesterday I put a new screen protector on my phone, after the original willingly laid down its life to save my screen. No instructions. Not in words, anyway. Just a video link. This must be a getting-old(er) reaction, but I can read a lot faster than I can watch. In addition, since the phone should… Continue reading Dispatches From the GetOffMyLawn Corp. (1)