Tony Daniel

Retrospective on the Great V.S. Naipaul by Tony Daniel at the ‘Federalist’

naipaulTony Daniel says that with the death of the Nobel Prize winning author, we’ve lost a great writer who both valued civilization, and saw the world as it is, not how he wished it to be. Tony also examines in particular his favorite Naipaul novel, A House for Mr. Biswas.

Read the piece here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Life After Google,’ by George Gilder at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel notes approvingly that George Gilder argues that centralized data behemoths like Google and Facebook are coming down, sooner rather than later, because the nature of the internet and the information economy is about to undergo a transformative change. The review is  here.

Tony Daniel Review of HBO Show ‘Barry’ at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel says HBO television show “Barry” is a mostly charming confection, even if it ultimately fails to be as funny as it thinks it is. The show is done by episode eight, the story told, the point hammered home. Season two of “Barry” feels like a gloomy prospect. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Review of Thriller Novel ‘Spymaster,’ by Brad Thor at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel argues that, while Spymaster and the Harvath series may be fast food reading, you can think of Brad Thor books as the Chick-fil-A sandwiches of thrillers. Thor always turns out a nicely researched quality product with a hero who is not going to suddenly take a dark turn and start questioning whether a country like the United States deserves to exist—or especially whether it deserves him to defend it. If you root for the triumph of the West, Scot Harvath is a hero who is always going to have your back.

Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Pens Tribute to Tom Wolfe, Novelist and Journalist Extraordinaire, at ‘The Federalist’

tomwolfeTony Daniel’s tribute to the late Tom Wolfe, who was one of Tony’s favorite writers and a big influence, appears at The Federalist. Read the essay here.

Author Copies in for Tony Daniel Story “Lovers” in 2018’s ‘The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 4’

THE YEAR'S BEST MILITARY AND ADVENTURE SF VOLUME 4Author copies have arrived with a first look at the cover for The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 4 featuring Tony Daniel’s story “Lovers.”

The anthology will be available at booksellers everywhere in June, or pre-order here, among other places.

Tony Daniel Essay “Why You Can Never Truly Take The ‘Batsh-ttery’ Out Of Social Media” at ‘The Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel Takes an economic look at the excesses of social media in the marketplace of ideas at The Federalist. He claims that doing hard work and always trying to produce marketable creative expression is a far better way to leverage your friendships than constantly using social media. The article is here.

Tony Daniel Review of ‘The Hellfire Club’ by Jake Tapper Available at ‘The Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel reviews CNN host Jake Tapper’s new novel, ‘The Hellfire Club,’ and finds it a regrettable Washington thriller full of cardboard characters, absurd plotting, and relentless historical exposition. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel review of Dave Eggers’s “The Monk of Mokha” Available at The Federalist

federalist4siteTony Daniel says Dave Eggers’s new nonfiction offering The Monk of Mokha delivers an entertaining tale weakened by identity politics and economic nonsense. It’s a mostly compelling book about immigrants and American entrepreneurship that gets sidetracked by a pointless desire to affirm liberal politics. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Joins Roundtable Discussion of ‘Star Destroyers’ Anthology on the Baen Free Radio Hour Podcast

BaenFRH_podTony Daniel joins a roundtable discussion led by Baen Consulting Editor David Afsharirad on Star Destroyers, a new science fiction short story anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Ruocchio.

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The talk also features authors Robert Buettner, Joelle Presby, J.R. Dunn, Susan R. Matthews, Christopher Ruocchio, and Brendan DuBois. The authors and editors talk about the stories and the simple and fun idea that powers the anthology: big ships blowing things up. The variations on the theme these writers have produced are very entertaining, and the authors give some insight into their stories.

Find the podcast on iTunes and elsewhere, or listen to the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast featuring this discussion here.

And check out the entire trove of previous podcast episodes here.

Tony Daniel is also the host of the Baen Free Radio Hour. This episode also marks the fifth anniversary of the weekly podcast, which Tony, in his capacity as senior editor at Baen Books, has been putting together since March 2013.