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“An Astounding 90 Years” "Astounding Science-Fiction," March 1938

“An Astounding 90 Years”

When PulpFest’s blog editor asked me to write an article about Astounding/Analog’s 90th birthday I had only the slightest idea of what I’d be writing about. Oh sure, I knew the magazine and I knew that John W. Campbell, Jr. was a hugely important figure in the history of science fiction. He had an extraordinarily […]

Heroines of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Heroines of Science Fiction & Fantasy

I’m pretty stubborn. I’ve been told that a lot. One of the things I’m stubborn about is that there are worthy heroines in Golden Age science fiction. Looking at those old pulp covers you’d never believe it, I know. But I’ve dug up some pretty interesting gals for my newest article on the Heroines of […]

Good-bye 2018!

Good-bye 2018!

The countdown to 2019 has begun. Can you believe it? I’m busily finishing up preparations for the ANCHOR book launch on 1/9/19. Ebooks of LANDSCAPE OF DARKNESS and ANCHOR are ready and will be available for pre-sale. There are eBook discount coupons coming to “Rocketeer” newsletter subscribers on January 1. 2019 will be a fantastical […]

Clarification for the newbies

Clarification for the newbies

It’s Christmas day and my new illustrated time-travel story, Anchor, is about to be released. I’m getting last minute details ready such as figuring out how to make Atomic-vodka jello shots and finding my rocket-shaped cookie-cutters for the book release party. I thought it might be a good time to explain why I write and […]

Solar System Quilt

Solar System Quilt

This is my creative inspiration for the morning – a Solar System Quilt created by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876.    According to various web sources – teacher, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, created this embroidered quilt in 1876 as a visual aid for her community astronomy lectures. It’s now part of the […]

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