September 2011

SF Story for Free Download: “Human, Martian—One, Two, Three”

I’ve made my science fiction novelette “Human, Martian—One, Two, Three” available for free download as a pdf.  Originally published in the critically acclaimed anthology FULL SPECTRUM, this story was the inspiration for my novel CLIMBING OLYMPUS, about a group of humans surgically altered to survive on Mars during terraforming operations, but when their work goes too well, they find themselves obsolete.

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New Reissue: MEMORYMAKERS by Brian Herbert & Marie Landis

We continue to bring back hard-t0-find classic works for all eBook formats. Most recent addition is MEMORYMAKERS by Brian Herbert and Marie Landis.  If you missed it the first time around, be sure to check it out.

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20th Wedding Anniversary Week

Two decades!  On September 14, 1991 Rebecca and I got married in the back yard of our house in Livermore, California with about 50 people attending. We wore clothes made for us by a Renaissance Faire clothier; Doug Beason and Kristine Kathryn Rusch were “best people” (we even cut the wedding cake with Doug’s ceremonial Air Force sword).

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New Hard SF book: TAU CETI

Last month I wrote a hard-SF novella, Tortoise & Hare, as part of a new project for the publisher Arc Manor, as the first half of a two-part story, TAU CETI, which was completed with a novelette by my protege and long-time friend Steven Savile.

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Last Mountain Climbs of the Season

A few weeks ago, the weather turned here in Colorado. When I look out the window at Pike’s Peak, the glorious mountain is covered with a blanket of snow.  After the frost, the aspens on the mountainsides are suddenly golden. Fortunately, I managed to wrap up two more epic climbs, the best of the season.

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CAPTAIN NEMO returns

Of my more than 100 novels, CAPTAIN NEMO has always been among my favorite. I spent three years researching the life of Jules Verne, French history, and all of the complex details of the time period to craft a story about Jules Verne’s life and his fictional friendship with André Nemo, his best friend, who went around the world experiencing the adventures that only Verne could write about.  CAPTAIN NEMO was published many years ago and, thanks to a publisher and editor implosion, got very little distribution.

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Another Incredible DragonCon

This year was the 25th anniversary of DragonCon, which bills itself as “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!”  Of those twenty-five DragonCons, I’ve been to at least seventeen of them and was even a guest of honor a few years ago.  It was former DragonCon Chair Ed Kramer who put me together with Brian Herbert to do the new Dune books, and in 1999 we launched Dune: House Atreides at DragonCon; in 2005, DragonCon helped us celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication

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DragonCon Schedule—Hope to see you there!

We’re ready to head off to Atlanta this morning for DragonCon, one of our favorite conventions of the year.  We have a table in the downstairs dealer’s room with autographed copies of many of my books, and you can find me there in between panels.  We will also have free SISTERHOOD OF DUNE posters for anyone who stops by, as well as some other freebies.

Rebecca and I have an official autograph session on Sunday at 11:30 AM

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