by wjw on May 17, 2022

Dinner salads by Kathy and Aperol spritzer by me.


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Less Than Four Bucks

by wjw on May 13, 2022

For the next 26 days, the audio book of the Author’s Preferred Edition of The Praxis, read by Stefan Rudnicki, will be available on Chirp for a mere $3.99.

But why wait 26 days? Download it now, and give your ears a treat.


Newly Launched

by wjw on May 12, 2022

The second audio book of my Privateers & Gentlemen series, Brig of War, has just been released from Blackstone Audio. Narrated, like the first, by Bronson Pinchot.

It was originally released as The Raider, but now I’m the boss, and I can use the title I like.

I think the book is probably the best in the series, but you should listen to all of them to find out for sure!.



by wjw on May 8, 2022

It’s Mother’s Day, and here’s a picture of my mom messing about in a boat.

I have written elsewhere about my mother’s escape from poverty and superstition, and the hard work and dedication it took her to give me something like a perfect childhood.

Mom, here’s to you. Enjoy your Day!



by wjw on May 6, 2022

Another photo of Kathy’s grandmother Estelle, this time ready for a drag act at New York’s Hippodrome.

“Male impersonation, complete in every detail!” as the emcee might have said.


Totally True

May 4, 2022

Here we have a history of Finland’s totally genuine fake hero, St. Urho. Who was born in a Minnesota town called Virginia. This is true fake history. You should know this.

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Mermaid in the Family

May 2, 2022

We have Mom’s Day this coming Sunday. I don’t know if there’s a Grandma’s Day anywhere in the calendar, but after looking through some of Kathy’s old family photos the other day, I thought this might be an opportune time to celebrate her grandmother Estelle Fenn, who sometimes used the stage name Estelle Dupres. She […]

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Running Wild

April 27, 2022

Marvel will be presenting a graphic novel adaptation of the Wild Cards books by writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne. The narrative will start in 1947, just like the first of the books, and carry on through history. The first volume will adapt stories by Roger Zelazny, George R.R. Martin, and Howard Waldrop. I […]

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Save Yourself Some Bucks

April 19, 2022

From April 20 to April 22, Barnes & Noble will be discounting preordered books by 25%. Guess who’s got a book available for preorder?

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April 19, 2022

James Davis Nicoll has made a favorable mention of Metropolitan in his article “5 Sympathetic Science Fiction Bureaucrats.” My ambitious button-pushing heroine Aiah has finally got a bit of respect. The article mentions only five bureaucrats, but the comments offer many more. It seems that SF might be more sympathetic to bureaucracy than you […]

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