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Print version of George in London now available

A few years ago it seemed ebooks were going to overwhelm printed books. Big bookstores like Borders, and many small bookstores too, were closing and Amazon’s Kindle E-reader was a breakout product. After the initial surge,...

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The atomic fly swatter

“The flight of 16 Soviet Bear bombers is detected more than 100 miles out. The big four-engine aircraft, with their contra-rotating props and swept-back wings, rumble at high altitude toward the northern California coast....

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A plague on the loose

There’s a plague on the loose. It’s the next story in the Perry Helion saga, The Ceres Plague. Ceres is live on Amazon and you can catch it here. This is one plague you want...

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Resourceful Women in the Perseid Collapse series

Steve Konkoly’s The Perseid Collapse Kindle World launched in February 2015 with nine novellas. Two of those original Perseid Collapse novellas had female lead characters: The Borealis Incident by Tim Queeney and Deception on...

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Russian Space Shotgun

A recent post on the site War is Boring, details how Soviet and Russian cosmonauts carried a shotgun into space aboard their Soyuz space craft. The gun wasn’t to shoot ETs — although it might...

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The Konkoly Interrogation

Steve Konkoly (seen menacingly at left), the major domo, the grand poobah of the Perseid Collapse series — now a Kindle World on Amazon — throws me the tough questions in an interview on his web site. Using bright...

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Joining Steve’s World

I’m happy to report that my novella, The Borealis Incident has joined Steve Konkoly’s The Perseid Collapse Kindle World today as Steve’s Kindle World (KW) launched on Amazon. Check out all the titles here. How did this master inveigle...

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U.S. falls behind in spy program name game

In a piece on Motherboard, Matthew Braga writes of Canadian electronic surveillance program that tracks downloads on file sharing sites. Government snooping is a hot button topic, of course. But the best part of...

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Does gender make the scribe?

Do men or women make better writers? A loaded question. In fact, a question that is almost impossible to answer. The rub here is the word “better.” Clearly, the determination of better is purely subjective....

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The straight noise on silencers

The tech website Ars Technica has a great piece on the devices folks slap onto the end of guns in movies (and, truth be told, in thriller novels!) allowing them to kill their enemies with barely a...