Monthly Archive: October 2010

The Czar of Fear (Doc Savage #22) 3

The Czar of Fear (Doc Savage #22)

This is the ninth story originally published by Street and Smith. The Czar of Fear has one of the least exotic locales of any Doc Savage story. Following chronologically after The Lost Oasis and...

Houston Half-Marathon 2010: an adventure in heat and humidity 0

Houston Half-Marathon 2010: an adventure in heat and humidity

After three gorgeous weeks of low temps and low humidity, the Houston weather returned to its norm: humidity off the Gulf and temperatures above average. Just in time for my first attempt to run...

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (The Heroes of Olympus #1) 2

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

How do you continue a series that has ended, without making it droll, repetitive, unimaginative? (See the twelfth SF Signal podcast for a discussion on series that have gone on too long). You simply...

Alumni Booksigning at Trinity U. this Saturday 0

Alumni Booksigning at Trinity U. this Saturday

For the fifth year in a row, I’ll be attending the Trinity University Alumni book signing on the beautiful campus in San Antonio. The event is Saturday, October 23 at 11 am. The Alumni...

Review of Blade Dancer by S.L. Viehl on SFSignal 0

Review of Blade Dancer by S.L. Viehl on SFSignal

My review of Blade Dancer by S. L. Viehl, a stand-alone novel of the Stardoc universe, has been posted on SFSignal.com. An excerpt: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The death of her mother exposes Jory as a...

A History of the French Legation in Texas by Kenneth Hafertepe 0

A History of the French Legation in Texas by Kenneth Hafertepe

Driving south on I-35 through Austin, Texas, I often wonder two things: why didn’t I take the tollway so I wouldn’t be stuck in traffic? what is The French Legation, pointed towards by sign...

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