Saturday, August 24, 2013

Photos of two happy things

The other day, I spotted this lovely butterfly and was able to get a reasonable photo of it.  I couldn't help but smile.

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As best I can tell from looking at online photos of butterflies, this is an anise swallowtail, but whatever it is, it's beautiful.

Yesterday, when I arrived home after work, I found to my delight my author copies of The Man Who Sold the Moon/Orphans of the Sky, to which I wrote an afterword.

Heinlein and I on the same cover!  You may have heard the fanboy squee throughout the U.S.

For what it's worth, the afterword is, I believe, a strong piece of work, so please pick up this book, enjoy the classic Heinlein stories, and check out my own modest contribution.


David Drake said...

Dear Mark,

It is a strong piece of work. I think you'd have to go back to Basic Training to find its equal in your previous work.

I almost added that this was non-fiction; but so was that, of course.

People should read it. Particularly people who know you or work for you should read it.


Windsong Journals said...

Actually I believe that is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

The stripes are thinner and the body longer.

One of my favorite butterflies. Lovely specimen.

Michelle said...

Just ordered my copy! With a release date of September 3, it's a great way to start out the month. Congratulations!

Mark said...

"Basic Training" was fiction in the same way the Hammers stories are fiction.

Mark said...

Oh, I think you're right about the type of swallowtail. Thanks!


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