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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Paperback of Save the Dragons! is Now Available!

Your ordering options are many! Buy the paperback via Amazon or the website of the publisher, Wildside Press, or buy the e-book via Amazon or via the Wildside Press website.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Public Appearance

Attention, Philadelphia area friends and fans: I will be speaking about my novels Seven Against Mars and 36 at Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa., date to be announced soon. The original Sunday, Oct. 13 date had to be postponed because of my aunt's funeral.

Monday, September 23, 2013

We Are Not Sure If We Are Amused

The Martian Royal Chronicler, Martin Berman-Gorvine, just told me that Seven Against Mars, his account of the exciting and tragic events preceding my accession to the throne, has been nominated for next year’s Prometheus Award for Best Novel. These awards are presented at the annual World Science Fiction Convention by the Libertarian Futurist Society for "outstanding science fiction or fantasy (broadly defined) whose plots, themes, characters and/or specific issues reflect the value of personal freedom and human rights, or which seriously dramatize or satirically critique tyranny or abuses of power--especially unchecked government power."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We Have Lost One of the Greats

One of the last survivors of the Golden Age of science fiction, Fred Pohl, has passed away at the age of 93, The New York Times reports. Pohl and his Futurian peers, including Isaac Asimov, left a wondrous heritage for those of us who value science fiction and its potential for both sharp social commentary and sheer fun. He will be sorely missed.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Save the Dragons Is Coming Soon!!

Welcome to Gloria's Gateway Books! Step through that gap in the shelves over there, and Gloria, an eleven-dimensional being who is sometimes a woman, sometimes a cat, and always more than she seems, will carry you to a world where dragons and airships soar above the East Coast, America is the home of the British Empire, and the Bonaparte family rules Europe. Check out her collection of impossible books, atlases, LP records, and other artifacts, and then follow our teenage heroes as they strive to save the noble Draco americanus from extinction while fighting the mightiest empire the world has ever known! Save the Dragons is coming in September 2013 from Wildside Press!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

No Justice, No Peace!

So the little woman has "Real Housewives of New Jersey" on, and one of these trashy trollops is boasting that she has a book deal with St. Martin's Press! Suddenly the room is rent by the sound of my growling!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hard vs. Soft Science Fiction

Daniel objected to some nonsense in my new time travel story, and I said defensively, "Look, I don't write hard science fiction." And he retorted, "Dad, your science fiction is so soft, if you poke it, it collapses!"

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pardon Me While I Puke All Over Your Plot Device (Review of The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey)

A thousand pardons for being out of touch, but I've been gallivanting around the jungles of Venus trying to rescue my troublemaking little stepsister Sonya from kidnappers. Y'all know how it is. On the long rocket journey back to Mars I've been reading Rick Yancey's The Fifth Wave, so here's what I think.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What You Get For Bein' Friendly

Hey, y'all, I notice that Mr. Berman-Gorvine wrote about me and Rachel visiting him as if we are some kinds of pests or something. And here I thought we were bein' all friendly-like! He's just an old bald grump, you ask me. The only thing that seems to make him happy is blathering about postmodernism, whatever that is.
Sorry to cut this short, but I got me a rocket to Venus to catch. Bye for now!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Our Beautiful Mars, a Dead Planet?

It's upsetting to many of my patriotic subjects, but the truth must be faced: Life on Mars is a delicate thing, and if we do not take care of our planet, it could end up a dead world, as dead as Earth's Luna! I advise my fellow-Martians to read Martin Berman-Gorvine's latest alternate history fantasy, "New Gullies Found in a Young(ish) Crater on Mars," in this light.

Friday, March 22, 2013

GUEST POST: A 1980s Time Capsule

A time capsule was recently discovered on the planet Pennsylvania, in the continent of Middle School (formerly known as Junior High School). Carbon dating places the composition of the following intriguing bit of participant sociology about thirty years ago, in the Epoch of the Big Hair.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What if Earth Were Mired in Conflict?

The "news" today from Martin Berman-Gorvine's alternate-history early 21st century Earth is all about the American President's visit to Israel--they are two separate countries in this fictional world, along with about 189 other nations on Earth. In reality, of course, there are 240 members of the United States of Earth, which is the most prosperous and creative member of the Solar Federation.
As any Earth schoolchild can tell you, the Terran flag has 240 stars, one for each state, and 7 stripes, one for each continent.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mars Needs Water Engineers!

When my good friends Rachel and Katie invited me to contribute to a bog, I must admit I was puzzled. Everyone knows Mars is desert and has hardly any wetlands!

That Ain't the Texas I Know!

Hi y'all, Katie here. Rachel asked me to comment on Martin Berman-Gorvine's latest contribution, but I'm so mad about it I could just spit! I always tell people, "Don't you dare mess with Texas!"

Making the Martian Desert Bloom

Hi everyone. Katie asked me to write this first post. "It'll be right up your alley, Rachel!" she said with a mischievous gleam in her eye. Yeah, and now I see what she was talking about--it reminds me of work! Thanks a lot, Katie!