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Welcome to the official blog of Ron Blumenfeld. Be sure to buy my new book, The King’s Anatomist and check out my other writings!

The James Webb Space Telescope: I’m Blown Away

The James Webb Space Telescope: I’m Blown Away

This December 25 past, at 7:20 AM Eastern Time, an international team of scientists gave humanity a gift that Santa couldn’t dream of equaling in a thousand Christmases. Carefully packaged atop a European Ariane 5 rocket, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) shot...

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Authors: This is Your Brain on Amazon

Authors: This is Your Brain on Amazon

In a galaxy long ago and far away, a ruthless emperor built a terrifying weapon to vaporize entire planets. He called it Death Star. And now, in our own galaxy, a ruthless emperor built a terrifying weapon to vaporize entire retail stores. He calls it Amazon, and...

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Why Aren’t Most Novels Illustrated?

Why Aren’t Most Novels Illustrated?

These days, illustrated novels are hard to come by, continuing a hundred-year trend. In the early 20th century, novelists began to feel that their prose did not require any help from pictures. And observers of the current literary scene feel that visual media –...

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