Author Archives: George Phillies

About George Phillies

science fiction author -- researcher in polymer dynamics -- collector of board wargames -- President, National Fantasy Fan Federation

Physics One

Behold the almost completed manuscript for the physics text. It finished at 420 pages, around 175 figures, and a lot of words. I would estimate that it will be available in August if not sooner. And note bargain prices on … Continue reading

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Mechanics One

Producing a textbook is vastly more complicated than writing a novel. There were nearly 200 figures. There is an index. The core writing file uses LaTeX via WinEDT (not to be confused with winedit) and MikTEX, with the American Mathematical … Continue reading

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New Book

Fantastic Schools, an anthology from Jagi Lamplighter and Chris Nuttall, contains my short story Practical Exercise. You can find it on Nook, Kobo, Angus & Robertson, and Amazon.  

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Pass 2 Almost Complete

There has been more progress on the physics text.  Proofreading Pass 2 has finished the proofreading.  Some corrections still need to be inserted.  Pass 3 will include creating an index.  Then the book is allowed to sit for a while … Continue reading

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Progress

As I have mentioned, I am writing a new freshman physics textbook. I am now doing the second editing pass, finding a modest number of corrections on some pages, adding bits and pieces, and so forth. At 15 or 20 … Continue reading

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Writing

I had an opener that got longer for Tales of the Anglic Union Astrographic Service…not the final title.  It grew by perhaps 9000 words.  I am resetting my thinking to start writing more of Practical Exercise — Adara Triskittenion at … Continue reading

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My Game Design Books

These are actually my best-sellers.  You can find them on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Physics, a Novel Introductory Course

I am actually closing in on finishing the rough draft of the book.  I had the advantage that the book follows the lectures I gave for many years, so I could simply open the lecture notes and give the lectures … Continue reading

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Physics, A Novel Introductory Course

Last September I started writing a Freshman Physics book, based on the course I had given for many years.  Writing was actually quite straightforward.  I opened my notes, and, instead of talking, I typed.  I had always composed my own … Continue reading

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Progress, April 29 2020

I have in progress two large physics volumes and a batch of novels. The two physics volumes are Physics, A Novel Introductory Course, a freshman mechanics book that is actually calculus-based. Calculus-based freshman mechanics is required by some engineering accrediting … Continue reading

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