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"Simon Sidekick" to be serialized by The Moon Society

My short story, "Simon Sidekick," first printed in the July 1984 Dragon Magazine, will be serialized in The Moon Society's monthly newsletter, The Moon Miners' Manifesto, starting with the February 2015 issue. "Simon Sidekick" is a YA coming-of-age story about a boy living in a lunar colony and who gets an AI companion. The artwork for the Dragon publication was done by Jerry Eaton.

Simon Sidekick illustration by Jerry Eaton

COSine Convention Appearance: 23-25 January 2015

John E. Stith will be attending the COSine SF convention in Colorado Springs during the weekend of 23-25 January 2015.

He will be at these events:

Friday 4pm panel: Does Science Fiction Need to Lighten Up? (moderator is Connie Willis)

Friday 7pm: Opening Ceremonies

Saturday 4pm panel: Back to the Moon (Moderator is Thea Hutcheson)

Saturday 5pm: Author Reception and Autographing

Sunday 11am panel: Robert Heinlein, The Man, the Myth, the Legend (Stith is the moderator)

Here's the current entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Here's the current entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, a handy reference for readers.

Soliciting First Readers for Mystery Thriller

First Readers Sought. If you're interested in being a first reader for my latest novel, please email me during July or August. If you email me later than that, I'll put you on the list for the next novel.

The novel is a mystery thriller set in present-day Colorado.

Higher-quality copy of "Science Fiction * Science Fact (SF2)" is now online

A higher-quality copy of "Science Fiction * Science Fact (SF2)" is now online. It was a live 1987 PBS telecast featuring John E. Stith, Ben Bova, Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Sheffield, G. Harry Stine, and NASA planner Jesco von Puttkammer.

Click here for more info.



Completed first draft of new mystery-thriller novel

New milestone: Completed the first draft of the first new novel in far too long. This one is a mystery thriller set in Colorado.

Getting Started

This is the first of a series of occasional blog updates.


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