A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Let's see if this works

You can toggle between Copernican and Tychonic centering. 


  1. I actually used that very orrery a lot while working on the first and second drafts of my novel ...until in the third draft I decided it was too much work and ditched it. Chapters are no longer specified with exact dates in 2064, just months. Good enough for government work.

  2. The Tychonic model is particularly interesting. The whole thing (and the formal equivalence of the two) reminds me of a bit of correspondence I engaged in a few years ago, which is reproduced here:

    You might be amused; and den again you moutn’t.