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Latest Joshua Thomas Mischler Stories

2010-02-24 06:40:00

KAUKAUNA, Wis., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new science fiction novel, "The Manifest Destiny: Operation: Clean Slate" (published by iUniverse), masterful author Joshua Thomas Mischler transports readers to a future alternate Earth, where invisible dimensional portals exist that allow beings from other worlds to visit and a diabolical plot threatens the very existence of the human race. In this parallel world, a private intelligence organization created a device known as the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'