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.

Click on an image to see a larger version.

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.


5 comments:

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.

Dave

Windsong Journals said...

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Tiger_Swallowtail

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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