Walter’s Saga Book VIII: the Return

September 1, 2017

I’ve been back at home for a few days, after seven or eight weeks away.  The cat looked at me like she vaguely remembered me, perhaps from a former life. Here’s a picture of our eclipse gear, the Astroscan and the Canon with their homemade solar filters.  All you need at an eclipse besides beer […]

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Forty Years of Voyager

August 31, 2017

The Voyager spacecraft have been traveling through space for forty years, longer than most people on Earth have been alive. Here’s a brief appreciation of their achievement.

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Les Tetons

August 25, 2017

Here we have the Grand Tetons, named (I imagine) by a very lonely and somewhat nearsighted French voyageur. Some decades ago I was visiting France, and fell into a conversation with a young French woman.  It went something like that. SHE: Is it true that in America you have mountains called ‘les grandes tétons?’” ME: Oui. […]

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From the Earth to the Moon

August 25, 2017

You can’t say the week was without its variety. First the solar eclipse, and then four days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks.  So here I’ve documented the morning rainbow at the feet of the Lower Yellowstone Falls (it vanished a few minutes later as the sun rose), and below is the diamond ring as […]

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Solar Dragon

August 23, 2017

So we had a three-day turnaround between returning from Helsinki and starting our drive to Wyoming to see the eclipse.  It was a two-day drive to our guest ranch near Dubois (rhymes with Royce).  A two-day drive to watch a two-minute event seemed a little out of balance, so we’re staying for the rest of […]

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August 19, 2017

So here I am at Worldcon, signing a book for Finnish MP Jyrki Kasvi, who reads SF, can speak Klingon, wears a cowboy hat, and presented the Best Novel Hugo. Honestly, why can’t we get legislators like this? The photo is by my hard-working minder, Pekka Rantasaari.

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Stand By for Greatness

August 15, 2017

So while I was in Finland, Orbit reverted the rights to all three of the Dagmar Shaw books. I’ll try to make those available as soon as I can.  I can hardly do a worse job of promoting them than the original publisher.

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Native Speaker

August 11, 2017

I am interviewed in Aamulehti, the second-largest newspaper in Finland. You will be amazed at how well I speak Finnish.  

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At the Worldcon

August 9, 2017

  I am at the 75th Worldcon, and it is perfectly glorious. Also, the headline says I’m a “sci-fi great.”  I won’t disagree.

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August 7, 2017

Walking around Stockholm, I saw this statue, which I believe is that of Jean-Charles Bernadotte, the Gascon sergeant who rose to the rank of general during the French Revolution, and who then married Napoleon’s old girlfriend Desiree and went on to become King Karl XIV Johan of Sweden, founder of the present line of Swedish […]

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