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06 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Science and astronauts — not a rant

Last week author Nicky Drayden and I went to the University of Texas campus to hear astronaut Alan Bean talk about his life and work as a test pilot and astronaut and painter. (As Nicky pointed out, these opportunities are slipping away, to meet astronauts who walked on the moon)*.  It was incredibly inspiring. He […]

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14 September 2014 ~ 5 Comments

Ten Books

  I’m just now getting around to this. These are the ten books I read when I was young. I’m going to do this a bit differently, and limit my list to books that influenced my writing as well as my tastes. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien I grew up […]

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09 August 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Drafted in the Amazon-Hachette war

I’ve been drafted in the Amazon-Hachette war. But I’ve decided to be a conscientious objector to Amazon’s attempts to put me on the front lines. Here is my response to the Amazon [this link goes to the company's Investor Relations page] letter that arrived in my in-box: Dear Kindle Support team, In a word: No. […]

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