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News about the Christmas story collection by Connie Willis, being published Oct 10 by Del Rey Books. This new, expanded edition of Miracle and Other Christmas Stories features twelve brilliantly reimagined holiday tales, five of which are collected here for the first time. Christmas … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT

WEBSITE UPDATE 8/13/2017 BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT We went to Connecticut this summer on a combined research and family trip. It’s our fiftieth wedding anniversary this year, so my husband and our daughter and I went back to … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE: ECLIPSE REDUX

WEBSITE UPDATE: ECLIPSE REDUX “When suddenly, and without warning, there was this total eclipse of the sun…” Little Shop of Horrors Witnessing a total eclipse is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, and that’s definitely what I thought it would … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE–CHARLOTTESVILLE–8-17-17

WEBSITE UPDATE–CHARLOTTESVILLE–8-17-17 ON TRUMP’S PRESS CONFERENCE “I decline to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.” Winston Churchill “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other that was … Continue reading

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REMAKE COMES TRUE–AGAIN!

Website update 8-9-17 There’s nothing SF writers hate worse than being proved right. That’s because our predictions that come true hardly ever turn out to be the positive ones. I should say right off the bat that SF writers aren’t … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE–7-4-17–MY FAVORITE AMERICANS

WEBSITE UPDATE–7-4-17–MY FAVORITE AMERICANS A FOURTH OF JULY ODE TO REFUGEES “The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest toss’d to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Inscription on the Statue of Liberty … Continue reading

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WATERGATE II

WEBSITE UPDATE WATERGATE II For almost three months after Trump’s election I had no idea what might happen next–a terrible feeling for a science-fiction writer to have, let alone a citizen. But it all seemed so unprecedented and so bizarre. … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH

BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH When I visited England the first time, the place I most wanted to go was Oxford, the home of some of my favorite writers.  I wanted to see the Bridge of Sighs where … Continue reading

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Website Update 4/4/17 – WonderCon

4-4-17–WEBSITE UPDATE–WONDERCON Just a quick post to tell everybody I’m back from Wondercon in Anaheim and to say thanks to all of you who made it a great con for me, especially to all those people who came to my … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill the NEH

DON’T KILL THE NEH With the newly-released Trump budget slaughtering everything from the PEA and Appalachian job retraining programs to ebola vaccines, climate change research, Big Bird, school lunches, and Meals on Wheels, the killing off of the National Endowment … Continue reading

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