Short Story ‘Kidnapped’ to Appear

My short story “Kidnapped! will appear in the anthology Fantastic Schools 3! The cover is now available, but the book is not yet for sale.

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Stand Against the Light crude draft finished

I finished the crude draft of Stand Against the Light. Great relief is felt! There are some very short continuity pieces that need to go in, earlier in the text, events that would be tedious if brought on-camera. However, that is inserting fragments of different sorts, not creating a scene from scratch.

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February 6, 2011

As I’ve mentioned my books on game design are my best sellers. I also recently became President of AHIKS, the Avalon Hill Intercontinental Kriegspiel Society, the oldest and largest non-local board wargame club. My most recent effort was a total rebuild of AHIKS.com, the AHIKS web site. You can see it at http://AHIKS.com. Alas, the National Fantasy Fan Federation (oldest non-local SF club) needs a matching rebuild. Writing is making slow progress.

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My Current Novels — January 2021

Covers for my current novels, including
Against Three Lands, Eclipse-The Girl Who Saved the World, Airy Castles All Ablaze, Minutegirls, Mistress of the Waves, and The One World.

All books available from Smashwords.com
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/GeorgePhillies
and Third Millennium https://3mpub.com/phillies/

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1/11/2021

Rearranged sections between Stand Against the Light and Of Breaking Waves. Wrote 700 words. These are Eclipse 3 and Eclipse 4, now at 98600 and 30500 words, respectively. There is light visible on Eclipse 3, and I don’t think it is a railroad train coming down the tunnel. Perhaps made some progress on the wordpress install.

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1/7/2021

Stand Against the Light is getting a read from the front to the point where more writing is needed. The end section is actually in good shape.

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1/6/2021 — There’s a Series here

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1/2/2021

Slight progress — 600 words — on Anglic Union. Back to work on Eclipse 3 tomorrow.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to All!

For this year, progress is being made on:

Stand Against the Light (Eclipse 3)

Of Breaking Waves (Eclipse 4)

Anglic Union Astrographic Service

The Merchant Adventurers

Of these, Eclipse 3 and 4 interleave a bit, in that the end of Eclipse 3 happens after the beginning of Eclipse 4, so I get to work on both of them. Not quite at the end of Eclipse 3, she suffers the inconvenience of dying, but she is backby the end of the book. (That’s an antispoiler. I conclude that readers would prefer to keep reading if they know in advance that she avoids certain negative medical issues, such as having her body turned to incandescent plasma.) (Yes, I loaded a shotgun way back at the start of book 1: Eclipse-The Girl Who Saved the World.)

I recently became President of AHIKS, the Avalon Hill International Kriegspiel Society. I have been busy getting some changes made, but that is slowing down.

This weekend I also have a different writing/editing effort, namely generating an issue of Tightbeam (N3F Zine, founded 1959).

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Progress on Stand Against the Light

Indeed, I am now up to 82,000 or so words, added 1700 words today, and am finding plot pieces at a reasonable rate. It took a while to get going, but is now doing much better.

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