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BLETCHLEY PARK AND ITS UNSUNG HEROES

Website Update 10/12/17 — BLETCHLEY PARK AND ITS UNSUNG HEROES I just saw an article about a reunion that Bletchley Park held on the seventy-eighth anniversary of Britain’s declaring war on Germany (after Hitler invaded Poland). More than a hundred … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE–KIT REED

WEBSITE UPDATE–KIT REED I was so sorry to hear last week that Kit Reed had died.  she was one of my favorite authors–and had been since I was thirteen and first read her brilliant short story, “The Wait.”  It was … Continue reading

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Books I Love – The Connecticut Contingent Part II

BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT, PART II 5.  THE EIGHTH DAY by Thornton Wilder In my last post, I talked about four of my favorite Connecticut-connected authors:  Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ursula Curtiss, and Sigrid Undset.  But my … Continue reading

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A Lot Like Christmas – Oct 10th Release

News about the Christmas story collection by Connie Willis, being published Oct 10 by Del Rey Books.  Updated with a new podcast interview and upcoming appearances where you can see Connie or order a signed copy. This new, expanded edition … 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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