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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 as an author-publisher after more than a decade of unpublished work.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

November 2021

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974)
by Philip K. Dick
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Machinehood (2021)
by S. B. Divya
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October 2021

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Agent Zero (2019)
by Jack Mars
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Agent Zero (2019) by Jack Mars, starting with a small SF plot device, is an amnesiac hero thriller not a little reminiscent of The Bourne identity. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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Burning Chrome (1986)
by William Gibson
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The Quantum War (2021) by Derek Künsken, the third book in the The Quantum Evolution series, continues to engage me. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

Now this is the way to write about giving your character grief. Grand Theft Astro (2021) by Scott Meyer was surprisingly good. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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Martians, Go Home (1954)
by Fredric Brown
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Martians, Go Home (1954) by Fredric Brown is an alien invasion where the humans are the only ones armed. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

Watch Dormunder and his gang struggle with keeping up with Parker . Jimmy the Kid (1974) by Donald E. Westlake uses a fictional 3rd Parker book as the script for a kidnapping, and things just keep going wrong. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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Toyman (1969)
by E. C. Tubb
Dumarest #3
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I zapped through Invisible Sun (2021) by Charles Stross, the concluding novel in the Empire Games series in a couple of days. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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Spycraft (2008)
by Robert Wallace, H. Keith Melton, Henry R. Schlesinger
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September 2021

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Spycraft (2008)
by Robert Wallace, H. Keith Melton, Henry R. Schlesinger
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Derai (1968)
by E. C. Tubb
Dumarest #2
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Equal Rites (1987)
by Terry Pratchett
Discworld #3
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The Demolished Man (1952) by Alfred Bester, published in 1952, was a compelling vision of a future with telepaths that still held together nearly 70 years later. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

At first I thought a lot of the details given by Tubb in The Winds of Gath (1967) by E. C. Tubb were simply story texture, but as the plot came together at the end, like the clues of a mystery they were revealed to have significance, creating an interlocking satisfactory conclusion. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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Project Hail Mary (2021) by Andy Weir is, like The Martian, is a well crafted problem solving geek-fest. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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"The Intern" (2018)
by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X #3.5
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Dune (1963)
by Frank Herbert
Dune #1
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I've read Dune (1963) by Frank Herbert three times now, with the most recent being the first time since I seriously started writing, and I have to say I didn't remember how good Frank Herbert's writing was. I've always considered Dune's worldbuilding to be superior even if it suffers from mono-environmentism, or despite a lack of feeling of reality around how a world could sequester the amount of water that the freman apparently did and not have a negative ecological impact. ... Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz. (e)

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The Private World of Georgette Heyer (1984)
by Jane Aiken Hodge
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