Bikini Cowgirls of the Urban Legion hit the beach.

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Cowgirls. Bikinis. Murderous media conspiracy. What could go wrong?

Bikini Cowgirls of the Urban Legion, book 2 of the Urban Legion trilogy, is now available for e-book pre-order on Amazon, to be delivered on October 28th, 2020. To encourage a big launch, the book is priced at only 99 cents for pre-order and will return to the regular price of $2.99 on November 1st. So order your (almost) free copy now! (It’ll be completely free for Amazon Prime members on the 28th. The paperback version will also be available for purchase on the 28th.)

After Meg Brecker’s scuba-diving boyfriend is scooped up by a firefighting plane, she returns incognito to investigate the crime scene. Spear-gun-wielding dolphins attack; Meg escapes and collapses on a Galveston beach. So much for going incognito—she wakes up surrounded by the cast of the Next Bikini Cowgirl reality show, which launches her and the cowgirls into the viral stratosphere. Meg links the show to her boyfriend’s demise and joins as a contestant to find the motive. As she pits her cowgirl skills against talented rivals, can she avoid her own demise and uncover the nefarious Bikini Cowgirl plot before it reaches its must-see-TV climax?

Bikini Cowgirls of the Urban Legion envisions hilarious conspiracies behind the news, entertainment media, and not-so-legendary urban legends. You’ll even learn the fragile truth about mimes.

Make your world a funnier place!

Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is here!

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Traffic jams. Automatic flush sensors. Sharp plastic packaging.
Who’s behind it all?
Hold on to your tin-foil hat and beware the alligators
as you explore a sewerload of absurd conspiracies.

Granola mom Lynn Grady is on assignment as restaurant critic Our Zen Gourmet when a hostile phantom voice invades her head. A stranger appears and, after blocking the voice with an improvised tin-foil hat, recruits Lynn for a hydroponic-farm-to-fork tasting gig. But a surprise attack by armed French waiters plunges her into a high-tech underground war—against her grunge-star ex‑husband—with her teenage daughter at stake. Lynn learns that urban legends are not what they seem as she uncovers a pervasive (and entertainingly plausible) consumer products conspiracy.

The Urban Legion warps your world in a funhouse mirror.
Food courts and airport restrooms will never be the same.

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Universal truths are independently discoverable

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Just got a nice note from David Kohanbash with a pointer to his blog entry on debugging. He was going to post his own rules on debugging, but then found the DebuggingRules! poster and decided to organize his thoughts around that, without having read the book (it was on order.) Very interesting to read–he gets it right (at one point even quoting the same Sherlock Holmes line that I use).

I guess this shows that universal concepts are independently discoverable.

And once he got the book, he confirmed all this, and highly recommended it. So, thanks for the plug, David!

Good company

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I stumbled on a blog post about teaching debugging in schools, which referenced this review of four debugging books. In the summary, the author, John Regehr, said, “Agans’ book is The Prince or The Art of War for debugging”.

I can only hope Debugging will still be a valuable reference 500 years from now!