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About George Phillies

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

Physics One

It was August 20,2020 Yes, it was a 20-20-20 day. Physics One is now for sale, paperback, for under $20. For the last year and a third I’ve been working on physics writing, notably Physics One and a review volume … Continue reading

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Stand Against the Light–Now with Cover

I have the cover for Stand Against the Light — Now all I need is the other half or so of the text. However, the words have started to flow again, 1500 of them today. The ten months I took … Continue reading

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October 23, 2020

I am making slow progress on Stand Against the Light and on Anglic Union Astrographic Service, and slight progress on ‘All the World’s Board Wargames’. At this time of year, gardens are very busy: plant bulbs, cut down everything that … Continue reading

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October 16, 2020

Stand Against the Light spent some time being refractory, but I’ve overcome that obstacle. The manuscript is currently at 70,000 or so words, so it is perhaps half-done. It might be finished by the end of the year. I also … Continue reading

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Kidnapped! — an Adara Tale

Kidnapped! has been sent off to Fantastic Schools as a Submission for their Volume 3. Progress was made on the literature search for a technical paper “An Alternative to Quantum Gravity’

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September 10, 2020 — New Writing Sequence

I decided I will finish Eclipse novels 3 and 4 before I finish Practical Exercise and Academician, the Adara Triskittenion background novels. There are 80,000 words of Eclipse 3 — Stand Against the Light — available, so it will finish … Continue reading

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Current Status September 7, 2020

Practical Exercise is up to 50,000 words, round number.Tales of the Anglic Union Astrographic Service is up to 30,000 words.The Merchant Adventurers is up to 49,000 words.

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August 20, 2020

I have shifted over to working on the first Adara’s Tale novel Practical Exercise. I just passed 38,000 words, so the book is likely about a quarter of the way to completion. The volume could be said to be ‘student … Continue reading

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Physics One is for Sale

The $19.99 freshman mechanics text. About the Cover The two gentlemen on the cover are Isaac Newton (1642-1746) and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), the two greatest scientific geniuses of the Second Millennium. Isaac Newton, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the … Continue reading

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Physics One in Prepublication

Physics One, The Alpha Edition, is now being reviewed by Amazon for publication. They do a pass-through, then I get the paper galley proofs, and soon thereafter the book is published.

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