Category Archives: Announcement

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY quirky superhero series

Last week I came across an announcement that Season 2 of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy has been renewed. This jogged a vague memory of an announcement some time back of the superhero series. It’s a Netflix production and … Continue reading

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Another winner from LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

I always buy anything by Lois McMaster Bujold. I know from past experience that no matter what genre her story is it will be engrossing, touching, fun and funny, rarely sad. Written with economical but not spare grace. Just such … Continue reading

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How BLACK WIDOW could come back – version 2

I just received and put up on my wall a photo of Natasha Romanoff as Black Widow. It’s from “Captain America: Civil War.” It’s directly in my line of sight when I lift my gaze from my computer monitor. It … Continue reading

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How BLACK WIDOW could come back

At the end of the last Avengers movie several of the Avengers have disappeared, retired, or SEEM to be dead. Among them is Natasha Romanoff: the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. But in the comics and movies based on … Continue reading

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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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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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