They just emailed about the signing sheets, so anyone who's been waiting until the last minute, it was 23 minutes ago.

I DID write about hunting AQ in Pakistan way back in 2005, in "The Scope of Justice." Please ignore the hype from the publisher.  It's more sophisticated than they make it out to be.

Granted, I don't think it was much of a surprise to anyone in operations.

"Okay, Mr President. We have your long form birth certificate, but there's a problem."

"What's that?"

"It's faded, sir.  Badly.  It'll show with forensics exams, but scans are almost invisible."

"Well, we all know it's legit."

"Of COURSE we do, sir."  wink.

"No, no, it's legit.  My father paid a lot of money to have that and my birth announcement made up, in case I ever ran for president and needed them.  They're as legit as Kerry's purple hearts."

"Yes, sir."

"What I mean is, can you just clean up the scan?"

"I'm sure that's not a problem, sir."


"Dammit, Carney (why do you have that name?), someone did a crappy job in Photoshop.  Even people who weren't against me are questioning it.  What are these 'artifacts' they talk about?"

"I don't know, sir. We hired some college kid."

"Computers, Carney. You hire high school kids for that kind of work.  How can we fix this?"

"I've got it, sir."

"Yes, Daley?"

"We'll announce that 0sama bin Laden is dead.  Then we'll say he was buried at sea.  No need to document the body.  That way, we draw attention back away from the birther issue, we can create the 'deather' issue, so your opposition looks even more loony."

"That's good. When should we do it?"

"Well, sir, if you wait until tonight at just after 9, we can pre-empt Trump's show and make him look like an impotent dweeb as well."

"Excellent.  Do it."

And it's been a busy winter.

In June, I have a new adventure short going up on Baen's site.  In progress.

In August:

Paperback reprint of Do Unto Others...

Short story "Heads You Lose" in Janet Morris' Lawyers in Hell

"Battle's Tide" in "Clan of the Claw," containing 4 novellas by me, John Ringo, Harry Turtledove and S.M. Stirling

In September:

my new hardcover, "Rogue"

In December:

"The Bride's Task" in the next Valdemar anthology.  Cowritten with my wife, Gail Sanders.

Sometime late in the year: 

British antho with a reprint of my story, "The Price." (pending)

Sometime early next year:

afterword for the Baen reprint of Heinlein's Starman Jones

Sometime next year: 

My novel, "When Diplomacy Fails..." (in progress)


"When Aliens Attack," Discovery Channel, sometime this summer.  I was military adviser and armorer.  Every weapon you see on screen is mine.  The refugee girl hauling the alien artifact around the Midwest is my daughter.:)  My son's an extra.

Downrange TV:  Two episodes on budget firearms and blades, in discussion.

Three collaborative novels in various stages from plot to 80%.