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David Lee Summers

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David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living in Southern New Mexico, which is tucked somewhere between the western and final frontiers. He is the author of five novels: The Solar Sea, The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, Heirs of the New Earth, and Vampires of the Scarlet Order. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Aoife’s Kiss, The Fifth Di..., The Martian Wave, Star*Line and The Santa Clara Review. He edits the science fiction and fantasy magazine, Tales of the Talisman and is editor of the anthology Space Pirates. Over the years, David has also worked at numerous observatories in the U.S. including Kitt Peak.

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David Lee Summers For me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get…moreFor me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get at the store, or the movie I saw the night before, or something like that. If my mind is on chores, I find the best thing is to get those out of the way. The exercise helps me and I can focus better. Otherwise, I go for a walk around the neighborhood, take in the scenery, listen to some music that evokes the mood I want to create in my scene and use that as a way to focus my attention.(less)
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I was on a panel yesterday at LepreCon in Phoenix, Arizona, entitled “The Future of Steampunk Literature.” As it turns out, my other panelist didn’t show up and I ended up being the only speaker. Still, it was a good conversation and I think several good points were raised that are relevant to questions about the future of any genre.


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Hi Stephen,

Good to meet you! I signed up for the newsletter..

Bob Vardeman introduced me to your work. We've been chatting about the possibility of me contributing to the Empires of Steam and Rust series. It sounds like a fund sandbox to play in and I have a story idea coming together.

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Dave Summers


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