And it’s . . . Dragon*Con!

And it’s . . . Dragon*Con!

This year. Labor Day weekend. Atlanta, Georgia. Dragon*Con.Yep. The 1632 con within a con will be there. Will you?Panelists are expected to include Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce, Paula Goodlett, Chuck Gannon, Rick Boatright, Gorg Huff, Walt Boyes, David Carrico, Iver...
How to Catch a Falling Star

How to Catch a Falling Star

Gerund knew the princess was dying. The heavy tread of the approaching dragon emphasized her fate, but there was nothing he could do.”Quick,” she said, “someone turn on the television!””Are you still playing that silly game with these...
That Old-Time Religion

That Old-Time Religion

In January, I was a guest of honor at Chattacon, a small science fiction convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This was the 36th Chattacon, which has a long, proud history as an sf convention. It also has quite a bit of community acceptance which, for someone coming...
Second Chance Bird, Episode Three

Second Chance Bird, Episode Three

Chapter Eight: Sacrifice Near the Southern Coast of Mauritius The captain's face was grim as he watched little Muskijl place itself between Redbird and the attacking French man-of-war, a David dwarfed by a terrifying Goliath. It was doubtful God could provide as lucky...
Northwest Passage, Part Eight

Northwest Passage, Part Eight

Late May, 1634, off the coast of Newfoundland Captain Luke Foxe sat at the desk in his cabin, staring at the maps and data graphs spread out in apparent, random confusion on the desk and pinned on the walls. A closer examination revealed a method to the madness. The...
Orlando Delivers

Orlando Delivers

On the road to Augsburg, late May 1636   “Stare allerta!” the caravan lookout cried, as bandits boiled out of ravines on either side of the trail. “We are attacked! Robbers! Bandits!” Orlando Rosales glanced first one way then the other....
Warm Spit

Warm Spit

Grantville, September 1634 “I say that we bring back nominating conventions.” Henry Dreeson folded his hands over the little paunch that sat so oddly on his otherwise scrawny frame. “Real ones, that amount to a hill of beans. Conventions that nominate the candidates....
The Dragon Slayer

The Dragon Slayer

  February 1635, Wietze John Felix “Puss” Trelli didn’t know why it always seemed to happen to him, but here he was, on one of the coldest days of the year, walking patrol around the makeshift enlisted housing at Wietze. One advantage of the...