Mark Huston

Writing has always been on the list of "Things To Do" for Mark H. Huston, but he never seemed to get around to it, with life, family, career, and all of that stuff in the way. But the happenstance discovery of the 1632 series, which led to Baen's Bar, added with his long time interest in the "what ifs" of history came together in 2002. This combination finally gave him the impetus to get off his butt and write something.

Working with the 1632 community gave him a framework to begin his writing, make many mistakes, get support and feedback, and get better at it.

Mark makes his living as a sales engineer, and brings a deep background of technical problem solving to his writing. In addition, he has been a pipefitter, welder, HVAC repairman, sales manager, plant manager, engineer, actor, theater producer and director, playwright, racecar driver and fabricator for twenty-five plus years, auto mechanic, lousy student, mime, active church member and "religion junkie," factory worker, broadcaster, and a roadie. He claims not to remember a lot about the roadie experience, as it was in the early-mid 1970s.

He desires to become a better writer and storyteller, and check more things off his "Things To Do" list, before he gets too old to care about it. He writes a column for a local Chicago area real estate magazine, and has been published in the ASHRAE Journal.

Mark lives in the Chicago area, and is married to his amazingly loving and patient wife Kristin. They have three above average kids and a mongrel dog, or as Kristin says, "Five children and herself."

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The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 3

The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 3

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The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 2

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The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 1

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The Queen’s Gearhead

The Queen’s Gearhead

The buggy was running good. The open exhaust behind Trent’s head roared into the night with just the right tone, a low rumble with a harsh rasp at the end of the note. It sounded right. The breeze in his face over the windscreen felt great. Trent Haygood was...
The Cartesian Way

The Cartesian Way

Spanish Netherlands, Early October 1632 René;Within is the singularly most important paper on mathematics ever written. It is called the Crucibellus Manuscript, and it is only the first volume of several.Digest the enclosed manuscript. This one was hand...
The Man in the Pocket

The Man in the Pocket

Chapter 1The Bull and BloodLondon, Early Winter 1634 A priest, a giant, and a midget walked into a pub on an early winter afternoon.The patrons of the Bull and Blood stopped what they were doing and stared. Geoffrey Hudson, the midget—or, more properly,...
The Pessimist’s Daughter

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The Royal and Ancient Game

The Royal and Ancient Game

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Comedy of Error

Comedy of Error

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