“Bauers puts together characters who take up residence in your heart. I highly recommend it .”
David Weber, New York Times bestselling author of the Honor Harrington series
IN WHICH WE GREET DEATH WITH A KISS WHILE WEARING BREAK-BAD MECHSUITS (Originally published on the Tor/Forge Blog)
Charles Dickens christened death “Our Mutual Friend.” It has certainly been so for me. I’ve buried a sister and a daughter, all the grands, and a cousin of mine named Jack. Death reaped each of them at inconvenient times. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. Absence has sure made a poor bedfellow. Continue Reading...
BECOMING PROMISE PAEN:
Why Promise? Where'd I get that name from? Promise is an odd name for a character, don't you think? Couldn't you have come up with something else besides Promise Paen? Really? Continue Reading...
THE DEATH OF HUMILITY. THE RISE OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
Sunday's sermon gave me a lot to think about. Am I a humble person? That was the question Gary Barkalow posed, and it stopped me in my tracks. I wanted to say, "Yes, and there's a lot of people who need a healthy does of it." Perhaps you see the problem. Continue Reading...
W.C. TALKS WITH ANNE LECKIE ABOUT ANCILLARY JUSTICE
I haven't enjoyed a book as much as ANCILLARY JUSTICE in a long time (book one in Ann Leckie's thought-provoking Imperial Radch Series). I'm delighted to interview her about her debut SF novel." Continue Reading...
W.C. TALKS WITH C.J. CHERRYH ABOUT FOREIGNER
I first read C. J. Cherryh’s Foreigner (a 1994 pub) last year, on the advice of my agent Cherry Weiner, a fellow Cherry. I know – what took me so long? Continue Reading...
"A bit STARSHIP TROOPERS, a bit Esmay Suiza, and a dash of FIREFLY." (Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Last World War)