I’m Daedalus Howell, a San Francisco Bay Area journalist (editor, Pacific Sun, Bohemian) and author-auteur (writer, Quantum Deadline, director, Pill Head). Currently, on assignment penning a mystery series that promises entertaining enigmas and mordant wit more trenchant than a trenchcoat (ironically, the least trenchant outerwear). Sign up for my latest bylines and exclusive off the record content!
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Praise for the film Pill Head
“…Satirically off-the-wall…” — Press Democrat
Praise for the novel Quantum Deadline
“A wonderful blend of mystery, science fiction and dark comedy that keeps readers from putting the story down.” – SciFi Bloggers
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