Short Shrift

Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015

I’ve been busy, and tomorrow the gang is over for a story conference.

Roland sent this:

‘And for planting the seed, Jerry Pournelle and his “A Step Farther Out:

Those Pesky Belters and Their Torchships”‘.



Roland Dobbins

That led to  a very old View, done in 2007 when we thought my brain tumor was something else. It has an explanation of what’s wrong with Shuttle – what was wrong in the design – and how NASA prevented USAF and the Navy from having space programs. It also has some stuff about Step Farther Out, which is now available from Baen as well as elsewhere, and Strategy of Technology which is in revision.  The old one is available, sort of,  by download but has the wrong address – I no longer have the Ventura mail box.  If you think you want to send me something for this on-line copy, send bills to Chaos Manor, 12051 Laurel Terrace Drive, Studio City CA 91604.  There’s a lot in that week’s view.


The vice tightens:


A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.

An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.


Fear not, skullduggery will prevail! Nobody wants to bet me that she won’t get a pardon — not even a gentlemen’s’ bet.

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Most Respectfully,

Joshua Jordan, KSC

Percussa Resurgo


I have had many notes suggesting where I can get Bettyann, and I think I have solved the problem; many of the suggestions led to sources for the novelization, which is nor what I want; the original novella is what I remember, and while the novelization is more science fiction, it is not I


I’ll do better tomorrow.

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