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Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons ebook and trade paperback available on Amazon (or here).
The question of whether Vance was dead or not became more than academic when he found himself in a bathtub up to his chin in ice water like some forgotten cocktail garnish, a demonic woman standing over him, and no memory of how he got there.
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The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon.
Read free chapters of Dispensing Justice here (or get it here).
Read free chapters of The Red Rook here (or get it here). -- Fritz Freiheit

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Fritz Freiheit

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Author, SF fan, husband, father, and software developer, not necessarily in that order.


I'm a writer who has made good (bad?) as an author-publisher after more than a decade of unpublished work. After many years of reading, I decided to try and to publish my first novel and a handful of short stories (all of which are set in the same world) in the traditional manner. This didn't work out. I wrote my second novel, Dispensing Justice (DJ), and after receiving a number of rejections (some of them encouraging), I decided to self-publish in late summer of 2011. By early December Dispensing Justice was available as an ebook, and the paperback followed in the first quarter of 2012. I've continued writing, and my third novel (2nd published, sequel to DJ) The Red Rook has gone live as both an ebook and print on Amazon. I've published my 4th novel, Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons, and currently working on publishing my 5th (Doc Morrow: The Neopolymath) novel, as well as (finally) my first (Tactics of Transience) novel and a collection of short stories (Chronicles from the Nexus Volume 1).

My writing can be described as action-adventure SF that harks back to the golden age of space opera, but with a strong dose of modern SF, drawing from the sub-genres cyberpunk and the new space opera. My first published novel (as versus my first novel, which is a far-future transhuman action-adventure caper story) is an alternate history science fiction superhero coming of age story. It's sequel is also alternate history science fiction superhero story. I'm currently working on an urban fantasy novel with a SF twist, as well as a Doc Savage inspired novel in an "atomic punk" alternate history setting.

I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan and can be found in local book stores trying to avoid adding to my library or online puttering around on this wiki.

My last name, if you were wondering, is pronounced "Fryheight" and it means 'liberty' or 'freedom' in German.

Send me a message using this wiki page or you can email directly me at this address: fritz (at) acm (dot) org
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My first memories are of watching the Lone Ranger and JFK's funeral on TV. I discovered Heinlein in my middle school library, and have been avidly consuming SF and fantasy, sometimes to the detriment of my grades and social life, since then. I graduated from East Lansing High School, Michigan, in 1977, but my taste in music didn't crystallize until 1985 when I found myself in Los Angeles, recruited to write a Japanese language parser after spending a year in Japan working for Sumitomo Electric. A decade after that I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence and got married. It would be another decade before I finished my first novel. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I irritate my wife and daughter by listening to 80's music.

I self-published my debut novel Dispensing Justice in December of 2011. I am preparing to publish it's sequel, The Red Rook, in May of 2013.

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What I've been reading recently

May 2020[edit]

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Skeen's Leap (1986)
by Jo Clayton
Skeen #1
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April 2020[edit]

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Never Deal with a Dragon (1990)
by Robert N. Charrette
Shadowrun: Secrets of Power #1
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Teranesia (1999)
by Greg Egan
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March 2020[edit]

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Brass Man (2005)
by Neal Asher
Kindle, Paperback

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Osama (2011)
by Lavie Tidhar
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February 2020[edit]

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Dreadnought (2017 novel) (cover).jpg

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"Auto-da-Fé" (1967)
by Roger Zelazny
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(finished,short story)

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"Devil Car" (1965)
by Roger Zelazny
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(finished,short story)

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"No Safety First" "Round Trip To Hell" "Death Has No Wings - (Part 5 of 5)" "Suicide Patrol" "Man O’ War"

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This is How You Lose the Time War (2019)
by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
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"Permafrost" (2019)
by Alastair Reynolds
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(finished,audio,short story)

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"Interview with the Robot" (2019)
by Lee Bacon
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(finished,audio,short story)

January 2020[edit]

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"Interview with the Robot" (2019)
by Lee Bacon
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(started,audio,short story)

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Zen in the Martial Arts (1979)
by Joe Hyams and Joseph Cardillo
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"A Mind of Her Own" (2019)
by Paula McLain
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(finished,audio,short story)

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"The Dispatcher" (2016)
by John Scalzi
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(finished,audio,short story)

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Legion: Skin Deep (2014)
Legion #2
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Love, Lucy (1996)
by Lucille Ball
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Lazarus, Vol. 6: Fracture I (2020)
by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator)
Lazarus #6
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(finished,graphic novel)

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Tough Sh*t (2012)
by Kevin Smith
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A Christmas Carol (1843)
by Charles Dickens
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(finished,audio,short story)

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Treasure Island (1883)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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(finished,full cast,audio,book)

  • "Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica" (Audible dramatic readings) -- started,audio,book

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Inferno (1976)
by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
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Junkyard Cats (cover).jpg

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"The October Man" (2019)
by Ben Aaronovitch
Peter Grant #7.5
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(finished,audio,short story)

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The Wild Storm, Vol. 4 (2019)
by Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt (Illustrator)
The Wild Storm #4
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(finished,graphic novel)

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361 (1962)
by Donald E. Westlake
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The Wild Storm, Vol. 4 (2019)
by Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt (Illustrator)
The Wild Storm #4
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(started,graphic novel)

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Seeking People

People Fritz is trying to get in touch with

  • Dale Danilewitz (worked at Whirlpool with you in the early 90s) --> Found, but...
  • Roger James (RPGed with you out in L.A. during the later half of the 1980s)
  • Tim Kelsey (went to high school with you)
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  • Figured out how to add Delicious links to the WordPress Blog.
  • Fixed broken specials on this wiki.
  • Found Wired Love by Ella Thayer

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