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Brian Herbert’s 1985 novel THE GARBAGE CHRONICLES is once again available.  The book has been out of print for many years, available only in used bookstores and from collectors.  Now, as with most of Brian’s backlist, WordFire Press has reissued the novel in all eReader formats for under $5.

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This was on tonight’s episode of JEOPARDY

fortunately, the contestant got it right!

That even beats being a question on a TRIVIAL PURSUIT card (did that a couple of years ago).

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For fans of my epic space opera The Saga of Seven Suns, I’ve just written and released a new prequel novella, VEILED ALLIANCES, based on my 2004 graphic novel from Wildstorm/DC Comics.

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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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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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