Universe Building The Empire: Step One

In the late 1970s, it became fashionable to bash the large scale stellar states that featured so prominently in science fiction. It was “plainly impossible” and exhibit A was always the writer’s preconception of what government did: Social work and industrial boards of this and that and regulations concerning the use of typewriters and television … Read more


Another historical post I can’t not bring up – a tribute to a former packmate March 25, 1993 – July 19, 2008 Just got home from running a couple of errands, and when we got back, Mellon was dead. She was fifteen years old, and not in good health, so I’m not all that surprised, … Read more

House Thing

Going back over the archives for posts to port, this is one I can’t leave behind – a tribute to my heart dog November 18, 1992 to January 6, 2007 Thing was a gift to me from my step-mother, but it would be more accurate to say that he gave himself freely. He spent fourteen … Read more

Dan Melson’s Novels and Where To Buy Them

My Books are available in both paperback and e-book through Amazon and Books2Read, which covers retailers Apple, Barnes & Noble, Rakuten/Kobo, Everand, Thalia, Smashwords, Indigo, Angus & Robertson, Vivlio, Mondadori, Hoopla, Palace Marketplace, and library services such as Overdrive and Biblioteca, Simply click on the Books2Read link, and from there, choose your retailer or library … Read more

Result of Attack

Recently, the page was attacked by people trying to send out spam. Evidently, Movable Type of the version I had is vulnerable, and updating within Movable Type is severely costly. The solution is I will have to move things to Word Press. It’s going to take a while to get the old articles up. You’ll … Read more