Several of my friends, fellow bloggers and fellow writers have published new books over the past few weeks. I’ve read all of them, and recommend them to you. I’ll list them in alphabetical order by author, to avoid offending anyone. First up is Rita Beeman, known in meatspace as Lawdog’s Lady. She has a… Continue reading Some new books from friends
“Should I get my anti-vax friends’ baby vaccinated without telling them?”
That’s the question put by an anonymous reader to Damon Young’s advice column in the Washington Post. Hi Damon: My best friend is an antivaxxer (not only covid, all the vaccines). His wife is, too. They have a 9-month-old baby and they haven’t vaccinated him. I babysit for them every other weekend. Should I… Continue reading “Should I get my anti-vax friends’ baby vaccinated without telling them?”
How not to shoot fish!
That’s actually part of the title of a new anthology of hunting stories from Cedar Sanderson: “How Not to Shoot Fish, and Other Deer that Got Away“. The blurb reads: Twenty-one tales of hunting, fishing, and trapping make this volume of stories big enough to hold a drink in one hand while you read… Continue reading How not to shoot fish!
A new book, and a new career
Two friends have important announcements today. First, Old NFO, a.k.a. Jim Curtis, has just released his latest book, the second in his Western series “The Bell Chronicles“. It’s titled “Ranching in Colorado“. The blurb reads: Back in Texas he might be The Rio Kid, but at the other end of a long cattle drive… Continue reading A new book, and a new career
Public Service Announcement: Lawdog has moved
For those of you who know and love our very own Lawnicedoggie Lawdog, his blog has now moved to its own URL and server. You’ll find it at: https://thelawdogfiles.com/ Happy reading! Peter
Saturday Snippet: Faerie meets combat vet. Excitement ensues.
We’ve met my friend and fellow author Jason Fuesting in these pages before: I mentioned his first and second sci-fi novels in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Now Jason’s embarked on a new genre, modern fantasy (with extensive military overtones). His first venture in the field is called “Dusk Knight“. The blurb reads: Guns, mayhem,… Continue reading Saturday Snippet: Faerie meets combat vet. Excitement ensues.
On the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a new convention for us
Miss D. and I are on our way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we’ll be attending Tulkon, the Tulsa Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention. It’s a relatively new con, and still rather small, but almost all the North Texas Troublemakers are heading there for the weekend. I’ll let Jim Curtis, a.k.a. Old NFO, introduce our… Continue reading On the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a new convention for us
On the road again
Miss D. and I will be on the road this weekend, traveling to and from the wedding of friends a few hundred miles away. I probably won’t have time to blog, so don’t expect to see the usual Saturday Snippet and/or Sunday Morning Music posts over the next two days. Regular blogging will resume (God… Continue reading On the road again
A good second novel to rival his first
A couple of years ago, I mentioned that my friend Jason Fuesting had published the first book in his “Echoes of Liberty” series, a military science fiction novel titled “By Dawn’s Early Light“. He’s just published the second volume in the series, “Foreign Shores“. The blurb reads: Eric’s escape from Solitude quickly turns into… Continue reading A good second novel to rival his first
Hoo boy . . . 2021 is not off to a good start
I hope the rest of 2021 goes better than the first month has done. Miss D. and I just got back from Bob’s memorial service, and now I’ve learned that another friend is in dire straits and needs financial help to keep body and soul together. That’s the tenth such friend in as many… Continue reading Hoo boy . . . 2021 is not off to a good start