New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn. Plus, coming soon: e-books: Yvgenie, and books from Jane.



At Miscon 2013, around Memorial Day, Missoula MT, At SoonerCon, in OKC, around June 15, also Spokon in Spokane, in July/August, Beyond that, we aren't sure.
February 2015
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Got a call from DAW —galleys—…

for Tracker had been transmitted electronically just before the big computer blow-up, and I’d flat forgotten. My e-mail is still wonky: I never know whether something has been sent or not, and sometimes it has and sometimes it perhaps hasn’t.

At any rate, yesterday I got a frantic call about ‘where’s the galleys?’ and had […]

More computer craziness…

I refer you to Jane’s blog for the full and gruesome details, but suffice it to say that Dell slipped a stitch or two in its ordering, and the new computer is scheduled for delivery Feb 9 instead of Jan 28. On the other hand, we had a good trip, splurged on a Cougarburger (not […]

I finally got a mouse that works…

I’ve always had a bit of a hand tremor, particularly on the right—and it doesn’t bother me shooting bows, guns, throwing darts, fencing, or anything like that…but it’s played hob with mousing, including touchpads. My answer has generally been a trackpoint (eraserhead) mouse on the keyboard or a trackball.

Finally have found a mouse that […]

For those looking for a bargain on GW2, go to the gw2 site this weekend…

They’re selling a new expansion pack and they’re offering a huge discount on the software.

You need a computer of about 8 meg RAM to run this—4 meg can do it, but you don’t see the costumes and things may jerk a bit.

You pay ONLY for the game, which is played online, and […]

THey’re announcing Windows 10. I’m NOT impressed…

WE all get to wear silly glasses and wave in the air while staring off into imaginary space—just think of the oblivious walkers cellphones have given us. I’m sure that waving invisible objects into view and printing them will improve our computing skills and reorganize our databases without a single error. Better yet, we can […]

It’s back. But guess what?

They completely ignored our letter telling them the mobo and usb board had been replaced less than a week before, replaced those, and shipped it back.

It naturally has problems, one of which is that Norton disappeared: they shouldn’t have touched that.

So I called repair again. An hour and a half on the line […]

Well, they have found my computer. It was, at 3:05 am, still in the shop…

…but apparently being picked up, in Houston, and entering Fedex’s physical possession: these things are so nebulous in description it’s like subparticle physics…

It is by now probably at the Houston airport, a place I last saw during a hurricane…when wheel-chocks on cords were blowing straight out from the baggage truck…

I trust it is […]

And….the tracking number on my computer’s Fedex return—doesn’t work.

Possibly it was sent way late on Friday and won’t enter the system until Monday morning. But shall we say the Vortex of Misfortune that has attended this computer is in full function?

Either it was just late getting in and I WILL get it Monday, or a) they’ve managed to screw up the shipping […]

They say it’s fixed and on its way back—which we trust will be by air. ;)

Still working along on the older machine. And getting some progress.

It’s snowing. I made a run after some cat food, and a guy at the grocery just blithely flings his car door wide just as I pull into the next space. Fortunately I have good reaction time, and didn’t take his door off.

Ran […]

And the computer has made it to Houston, been diagnosed, and repair…

…has started, according to the message. Whether this means they have a software or a hardware issue, we will not know perhaps until Monday. The Diagnosis phase on their graphic was a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it.’ Whether it was that obvious, or whether they just started by wiping the drive and running […]