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More questions about what went into the writing of American Craftsmen and its sequel, The Left-Hand Way.
Q.) I know I particularly enjoyed the allusions to Poe and Hawthorne tales, as well as other historical figures and events.  Were these allusions part of your inspiration or were they worked in later?  Can we expect more and different ones in later installments of the series? A.) The historical and literary material was a…
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Here’s another answer in response to a recent set of book group questions (warning: SPOILERS!):
Here's another answer in response to a recent set of book group questions (warning: SPOILERS!): Q.    Can you explain the curse that Dale suffers under after killing the Persian craftsmen at the beginning of the book?  There was some confusion among our group as to what exactly that curse entailed – apart from causing…
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Kind name check by Mike Zipser of me and American Craftsmen in very good company.
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Very kind advance review of The Left-Hand Way (sequel to American Craftsmen) from Dreaming About Other Worlds: http://t.co/HTOnhukYiP
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My SF Mad Lib is up today (mine is the Dune one). http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/02/mind-meld-sff-mad-libs/
Today's Mind Meld is Mad Libs, Genre-Style!! Get your geek on with some fun Mad Libs featuring some of our favorite SFF reads.
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For short story Nebulas, two of my choices that may need a last minute signal boost are "Icarus Falls" by Alex Shvartsman and "Dino Mate" by Rosemary Claire Smith.
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Book Group Questions re: American Craftsmen, Part 3 (SPOILERS)
SOME SPOILERS BELOW Q.) Are the Left-Hand Mortons considered permanently in confinement at the conclusion of American Craftsmen? A.) Permanently and completely? With Madeline now part of the mix? No way. But this is a continuing source of conflict, and I won’t say how it’s resolved. Q.) Some club members expressed surprise that the Left-Hand…
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The first in a series of answers to readers' questions:
Recently, a science fiction/fantasy book club asked me to respond to some questions, and I'll be posting the answers I gave here over the coming days. One question was about the music that I listened to or was inspired by in the writing of the American Craftsmen series. So here's the list, or rather lists.…
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A foolish hypothesis: David Bowie was a time traveler. In 1971's "Life on Mars," he wrote "Now the workers have struck for fame/'Cause Lennon's on sale again." Then in 1975, he meets John Lennon and they write "Fame" together in a seemingly spontaneous jam session. This of course is the real reason why "Life on Mars" is the title of two TV series about time travel. The whole alien persona was to hide the stranger truth.
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This Sunday, I'll be at the Arlington Planetarium in some very distinguished company.
I'll be at the Arlington Planetarium this Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 as a panelist for "Putting the Science in Science Fiction." http://friendsoftheplanetarium.org/event/86/
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Very nice advance review of The Left-Hand Way (sequel to American Craftsmen)! (Minor spoilers for both books.) http://t.co/V3mY3v53ZL
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I think I missed sharing this fun review of American Craftsmen when it came out: http://www.mania.com/book-review-american-craftsmen_article_139937.html
Imagine the rough and tumble military fiction of Tom Clancy combined with the urban detective wizardry of The Dresden Files, and the result would be the broad pastiche that is Tom...
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