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2020 Year in Review

What the hell can I say about 2020?  I was thinking of listing the things I was supposed to do (going to Austria for example, my brother’s wedding, etc). Then I realized that if I start down that rabbit hole … Continue reading

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We Shall Rise, Brain Games, Writing Drafts

Earlier this year when the possibility of a pandemic was not foremost in my mind, I received an invitation to contribute to the New York Times bestselling BLACK TIDE RISING series by John Ringo.  The mainline books have chronicled the … Continue reading

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Weird World War 3, Octopus, Weird Tales, Serling

A year ago (almost to the day as I write this) I received an invitation to contribute to a Baen Books anthology of Weird World War III stories. The “Weird” parameter hinged on the fact that there needed to be … Continue reading

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Death on the Nefertem Express

It’s remarkable what several bottles of wine on a train can do for you. As a kid, I grew up on a steady diet of mystery fiction. My mother was an aficionado of Daphne Du Maurier and Agatha Christie, which … Continue reading

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“Crash-Site” wins the 2019 Readers’ Choice Award, plus some words on research

A couple news items to start the August update: I was notified a few days ago that I sold my story “Tunnels” to Third Flatiron’s Longevity-themed anthology. Readers may recall how my June blog post referenced a new story idea … Continue reading

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Bygone days of the Astroliners

From the outside, the rocketship looks like some relic of the early Cold War. It’s little more than a lengthy cylinder like some retrofitted ICBM, with a bright red needle on the end like a painted narwhal tusk. The words … Continue reading

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