Announcement

Well, with the editor’s permission, I can now tell you that I have sold my story Four Days to David Afsharirad for inclusion in an upcoming anthology to be published by Baen Books. I’ll hold off on the book title until it’s officially announced....
Writers Who Have Influenced Me–J. R. R. Tolkien

Writers Who Have Influenced Me–J. R. R. Tolkien

If there is a single author on this planet whose name is more widely known than that of J. R. R. Tolkien, I have no idea who it would be.  He is an incredibly important author in the history of 20th century literature.  In fact, author and fellow professor Tom Shippey...
Writers Who Have Influenced Me – Andre Norton

Writers Who Have Influenced Me – Andre Norton

This post about Andre Norton is the leadoff for a series I intend to write about writers who have influenced and shaped both my reading and my writing over the years.  They won’t be very profound–mostly just retrospectives and appreciations. Andre Norton...

Excerpt from The Sound of Sweet Strings

Grantville, December 1633 The music came to an end. Atwood flipped a switch on the board and leaned forward to the microphone on the table. “And that was the beautiful ‘Nimrod’ movement from Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Opus 36, called the ‘Enigma’...

Excerpt from The Quiet Man

The spaceship settled on the Washington Mall, nose pointed toward the Capitol. The crowds seemed to coalesce around the police barricades almost immediately. Despite the risk, no one wanted to miss out on the first visit from extra-terrestrials. Every news channel...