Darvin Babiuk writes novels, short stories, articles, shopping lists, and has more than once been considered a write-off. He hopes to be around to write his own obituary. Had he not been untalented and lazy, he’d be a professional hockey player. Friends say he has never been the same after the tragic incident that took place in the 1984 Moose Factory cribbage tournament. His turn-ons include women with mustaches, Men Without Hats (The musical group, silly!), honey Dijon mustard and leopard frogs. If he were a vegetable, he’d be a beet, pithy but misunderstood. He wishes he could write like Scarlett Johansson looks. He is a born-again critic and a card-carrying library patron. As a child, he was an imaginary playmate. He is currently working on an alternative history novel set in Japan as well as a mystery series set in Vancouver and a comic/magic realism novel about hockey. He welcomes inquiries from agents or publishers.
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The Love of a Silver Fox: Folk Tales from Seki CIty
The collection of Seki City folktales called “The Love of a Silver Fox” became very popular in Seki when originally published in Japanese. Readership and popularity has since spread.
This collection was created by local writers who have studied the legends, old tales and fairy tales about and relating to Seki.
The Russian Revolution
A brief review of the events and competing ideologies that led to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik's success in taking power.
The Muscovite Town
A short description of the formation and structure of the Muscovite town.
Rise of the Feudal University
A review of how the university system rose out of feudal times and developed the organizational pattern that made it the basis higher learning up to modern times.
Pig: A Thriller
Snowden Nastiuk has gone to Russia to escape into a bottle of vodka and try to put his miserable life behind him. Until the woman walks into his life. Literally. Not only does she drag him out of his shell, she drags him into trying to stop a terrorist plot to place dirty nuclear bombs in the key world cities.
Most Secret Source: The Role of Enigma in WWII
How did ULTRA shape the course of the war? At times, it played a major role in the turning of battle, at other times did not, at still others was fatally misused, and at still others was beneficial but not necessary to bring about victory in any case. Unfortunately, good intelligence is often badly used by its masters. ULTRA was no different.
A collection of short stories about modern Japan, told from from the perspectives of both native Japanese and expatriates living in Japan.
Exiled to Siberia for alleged political crimes, Anatoli Molotov is content to work on his new hobby of acquainting his lips with a vodka bottle. The arrival of a Japanese delegation prompts him to use an ex-colleague from the U.N. to get a scientific discovery that would threaten capitalism and communism alike out of the Soviet sharashka to the wider world.