Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
A Round Thing In Your Democracy
"Democracy, such as antiquity had never dared to imagine, burst free from the old feudal society, fully grown and fully armed."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
"When a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
 And a round thing in your face"
- Sir Mix-A-Lot, "Baby Got Back"

Just pausing to note that this, right here, just a few minutes ago, was – not only the only household in the world – but almost certainly the only household in history in which Democracy in America (unabridged) was being read aloud while Sir Mix-A-Lot played in the background. It's pretty hard to pull a first-ever, but I'm pretty sure we've done it. (I've got the proof, too:

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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