Krill: n. principal food of baleen whales

This morning a reader sent me a note saying, “I read the electronic versions of your books and I have an appeal to make to you: could you tell your publisher that there is no reason to price the e-book version $3 more than the paperback?” I couldn’t decide if I should laugh or cry. … Read more…

Going west-ern

Since writing THE SPARROW, I’ve attended a number of science fiction conventions and enjoyed them hugely, but I’ve never been one to wear Spock ears or dress up as an Imperial Stormtrooper. This reluctance to live out fantasies in public could be a sign of dignity and reserve; more likely, it’s clear-eyed realism about how … Read more…

Don’t diss Dodge City!

The Ohio Supreme Court has just ruled that Ohio cities cannot pass restrictive gun ordinances that go beyond those passed by the state government. Sometime today, someone will say, “This will turn Cleveland into Dodge City!” Actually, Dodge City had very strict gun laws, and Wyatt Earp made his name as a lawman by enforcing … Read more…