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Family Pre-Union (4)

William is standing behind Mother, who is still arguing with the Kishas, and he isn’t just looking at me, he’s staring like I’m a ghost. So are two Kishas and a Cheryl. And I’ve had the same horrified fascination from … Continue reading

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Interchange is out

…give or take a few hours depending on your time zone. If the “order now” button hasn’t appeared for you yet, whet your taste with the interviews I gave on Writer’s History podcast Time for Cakes and Ale podcast and … Continue reading

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Family Preunion (3)

Our house is an elegant, stately Victorian on a street of elegant, stately Victorians, the big, peak-roofed gingerbreaded fruits of an orchard with pretensions. The street is packed with cars and arriving guests. The party fills the living and dining … Continue reading

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June Newsletter: Behold, a Dog

So there was my younger daughter, caught in an epistemological crisis. She’s five. Let’s call her Mikhaela. It was one of those early summer days in western Bulgaria, when the clouds pile like surf over the mountains. Over the course … Continue reading

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Family Preunion (2)

  The time trains arrived just after Black Tuesday, and they saved us. Investors and humanitarians from the 22nd century dumped cash on the banks, stopped the trusts from crashing any further, and gave us the knowledge and technology to … Continue reading

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Family Preunion (1)

Family Preunion (A Centuries Unlimited story) The taser fits right in my hand: light as a pack of cigarettes and cool as a sleeping beetle. “Press the button,” says the man from the future. I press it and the taser … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver gamma is done!

Wugh! Wealthgiver! My plan was to read through the string of scenes I’d made in the alpha and beta drafts of this book and add what needed adding. Putting the meat around the bones and the heart, you might say. … Continue reading

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Virtual Scifi Triple-Launch!

Hosted by Magers and Quinn book store, we’re celebrating the launch of three new scifi books by Trilby Black, Neil Sharpson and me (Daniel M. Bensen). When: Tuesday July 27th, 11am Minnesota time Where: virtual! How: REGISTER HERE Registration is $5, … Continue reading

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Appendix (a New Frontiers Story)

I remember I was out on a mission with my translator Plamen. We were way out in Aaha space, trying to sell a magnetic confinement fusion device as “human folk art.” Here was the scam: you take this stellarator coil, which … Continue reading

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Interchange in the mail

Look what arrived in the mail today. Thank you Jennie Goloboy, Don D’auria, and Pavlina, who took the pictures. The virtual launch party is coming up on July 27th. Stay tuned for how you can win some various books, as … Continue reading

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