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OVERBOARD – Surprisingly enjoyable silly comedy

I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the movie “Overboard.” I had been desperate enough to try a stupid-sounding movie, a gender-reversed version of the 1987 movie with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. This time around the arrogant rich person … Continue reading

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THE EONS-LOST ORPHAN – my latest book

Jane Doe remembered nothing about her past when she awoke naked in a park. She was unhurt and seemed 14 years old, a small pretty blond. In the hospital and later in an orphanage her intelligence was found to be … Continue reading

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THE TRANSMUTER’S DAUGHTER – terrific true SF

From the Amazon web site: “The Transmuter’s Daughter by Laurence Dahners is a near-future science fiction thriller. Morgan Djai’s company’s been bought out, he’s been laid off, his wife wants a divorce, and his brilliant but estranged brother has just been … Continue reading

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LATEST JUMPER MOVIE on YouTube

I just finished watching the 10th and final episode of “Impulse.” This is the latest movie inspired by Steven Gould‘s four-book series of novels about a family of teleporters, beginning with Jumper. The roughly fifty-minute episodes tell a single story … Continue reading

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GRANTVILLE GAZETTE – Athena’s Journey

I’ve long been a fan of the 1632 Universe series. It and the critiques of the alternate universe it describes from many other fans in the Baen 1632 Tech conference inspired me to write my Shapechanger Tales series. Recently I … Continue reading

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Latest Vorkosiverse story from LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

Anything new from grand master Lois McMaster Bujold is a cause for celebration. I hastened to download her latest story in her Vorkosigan Universe series. THEN I celebrated. Click the image to read an excerpt and to buy the story.

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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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BARE-SKINNED SUPERHEROINE which is not silly

Here’s the first draft of an interior illustration for my Shapechanger book, The Super Olympian: Mystic Warrior. In it my heroine is asked to help an old friend who’s been captured by terrorists. The baddies are hiding in a jungle, … Continue reading

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PERILOUS WAIF – great military SF

In a far future Alice Long is a 14-year-old orphan on jungle planet Gaia. Her nun-like Matrons would disapprove of the body-mods she has if they knew about them. An accident reveals some, plus the fact that the brain-washing they … Continue reading

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