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Notes on Thích Nhất Thở v. Ares Air, Inc.

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My story "Thích Nhất Thở v. Ares Air, Inc." has been published in the autumn issue of Sci Phi Journal . The story is a available to view online  here and the entire autumn issue is also free to download  here . The dramatic illustration accompanying the story, which is featured above, is a digital re-rendering by Gordon Johnson of a classic etching by an anonymous master.

Notes on Ringworld

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  My beat-up old Del Rey paperback copy  of Ringworld has seen better days.  The cover art by Donato Giancola provides a nice view from within the titular megastructure.

Notes on Fallible Fiend

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  This is my favorite novel of the Novaria series. My own copy is a 1981 Del Rey paperback  edition . 

Notes on Dying Earth

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  The Timescape/Pocket Books edition is my favorite, with some fantastic uncredited cover art that is very evocative of this series.

Notes on Neutron Star

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Neutron Star by Larry Niven is a collection featuring the short story of the same name. My edition is the 1968 Ballantine Books paperback. Some of my favorite alien species in science fiction come from Larry Niven’s Ringworld, the tripeds known as Pierson’s Puppeteer, or the Kzin cat-people, which also featured in Star Trek.   http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?275207  

Notes on Broken Sword

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My own copy of Poul Anderson's Broken Sword it is a paperback  edition  from Ballantine Books of the 1971 revised version.  I've read that Michael Moorcock considered it to be better than  Lord of the Rings . It is certainly a very different sort of epic. There were two distinct versions of this published, the revision twenty years later. Anderson wrote a foreword in the later version explaining his reasons for the changes. I also found a very informative  article  at Black Gate discussing the difference between the 1954 original and the revision.