Category Archives: Announcement

GREAT FANTASY NOVEL discovered

Just when I’ve almost despaired of finding a new favorite SF/F writer I stumble across one. Her name is Emily Croy Barker. The book which introduced me to her is The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic. It’s available from … Continue reading

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JANE MEETS CAT PEOPLE

I’m halfway through Book 3 of the Space Orphan trilogy. At this point my hero/ine Jane meets the centaur-like cat people. Before she only knew them from the city they left behind 19,000 years ago inside an asteroid in the … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE GUN LAWS

I’m a gun owner and fan from way back. My first gun was a Winchester-like BB gun. The second I got when was I was 17 – a Colt .45 1911 pistol which I customized with Goncala Alves grips. I … Continue reading

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LADY DEATH, of the Confederation Tales, now available

Some of you asked about my plans for my several books and series. Here they are for the next several months to a year. Finish & publish part three of the Space Orphan series. This is slow going, as I … Continue reading

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Sequel – ATHENA’S BUSINESSES

Some characters stick in our minds after we’ve finished a story. Such is the case of Athena Sarah Mawusi Akwete Ocampo, the main character in my Athena’s Journey. I’ve been almost forced by my subconscious to write a second novelette … Continue reading

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STORY submitted to 1632’s GRANTVILLE GAZETTE

I’m a huge fan of Eric Flint’s 1632 series of books. If you’ve not yet encountered it, I suggest you check out the first book. To read a sample and buy the book, click this image. So far the series … Continue reading

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to: JEFF BEZOS, subject: LUNA CITY

I’m an aerospace software and systems engineer, working most recently at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Boeing’s Phantom Works. I am now retired and spend much of each day writing, mostly fiction. I am also one of many diverse professionals … Continue reading

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The ORPHAN on the RED CARPET

News from the Orphan sequel front: At 25 Jane Kuznetsov (the Orphan) has her first boy friend. This is normal for the people where she was born. They lived very long lives and matured much later. They might not marry … Continue reading

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LAER’S POLITICS – complex, not red or blue

In these highly political times I’ve decided to openly declare my politics. They are complex, because the universe is complex. They are NOT binary: black or white (or red or blue). Or liberal or conservative. I am liberal AND conservative. … Continue reading

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GIFTED – wonderful movie about a seven-year old genius

Stories about super-smart kids (or adults) all-too-often portray them unrealistically. As eccentric in some way: socially inept, physically awkward, or downright ugly. The truth is that they are typically pretty much like everyone else. And like most of us have … Continue reading

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